Experts Say a Current ID Tag Is Your Pet’s Best Ticket Home
Nothing says Fourth of July like a spectacular fireworks display; but how do fireworks affect our pets? Dogs, cats and other animals are easily frightened by the loud booms and bursts of fireworks and may run away. With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (PHS) is expecting a considerable increase in stray animals over the holiday weekend.
In response, the shelter will be opened for additional hours to accommodate the reunification of pets with owners. All return to owner fees will be waived from Sunday to Tuesday for stray animals arriving over the holiday weekend.
-Friday, July 3: Normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
-Saturday, July 4: Shelter closed in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.
-Sunday, July 5: The office will open at 9 a.m. for pet reunification only. The shelter will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-Monday, July 6: The main office will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to facilitate pet reunification requests only.
-Tuesday, July 7: Normal business hours resume.
A current identification tag is the best way to ensure your pet is returned to you promptly. On July 3 and 4, PHS Animal Control Officers will be out in the field to return lost animals with current ID tags directly to their homes. If you live in our service area and see a stray animal, call (626) 792-7151 ext. 102.
Remember, it is best to keep your pets indoors over the Fourth of July weekend. If your pet runs away, make sure to search the kennels of your local shelter and post signs in your neighborhood. PHS updates its website, www.pasadenahumane.org, hourly.