The Seattle Humane Society recommends these pet safety tips for New Year's Eve

Friday, December 31, 2010

Molly is available for adoption at the Seattle Humane Society
Keep pets inside
Secure pets in a safe, enclosed room, preferably one without windows. For those hosting guests at their home, consider keeping pets in a room that is off-limits to guests, with plenty of food and water.

Create a calming environment
Surround pets with their favorite toys and other familiar objects. Play soothing music and keep the room as quiet as possible by closing doors, windows, and blinds.

Keep away from fireworks
Besides the potential toxicity pets can experience from ingesting the gun powder in firecrackers, there is the obvious risk of accidentally burning or injuring pets by allowing them to be in the same vicinity as fireworks. 

Update identification
The sound of fireworks can cause pets to enter an extreme panic mode. Scared pets can escape from a yard or dart out an open door and become lost. Make sure your pets are microchipped and wearing identification. Call to confirm that the pet's veterinarian and the microchip company have your current address and phone numbers.

Microchipping price break for low-income owners
The Seattle Humane Society offers $20 microchipping (includes national registration) to animals of low-income pet owners. Appointments are available on a drop-in basis 7 days a week from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Call (425) 641-0080 for more information. 

About the Seattle Humane Society

Founded in 1897 to bring people and pets together, Seattle Humane Society provides companion animals for adoption 7 days a week, pet workshops and training, a pet food bank, a low-fee spay/neuter surgery program, humane teen club, a visiting pets program and more. Seattle Humane Society is located in Bellevue, at 13212 SE Eastgate Way. For directions and more information, visit the website  or call 425-641-0080.


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