It's important to remember the safety of your pets, especially during the dog days of summer.
Here are some tips to keep your four-legged-friends safe this Fourth of July.
This time of the year is one of the busiest for local animal shelters. As many pet owners know Fourth of July celebrations, including fireworks, can cause a lot of stress on your animals.
John Yanen of the Marshall County Animal Shelter says the best thing you can do is to create a calm environment for your pet. Often pets manage to escape their kennels trying to hide from the fireworks and loud noises.
Always make sure your pet has a collar with updated tags so if they do happen to get lost or run away, finding them will be much easier.