Fourth of July Fireworks Safety for Your Olympia Pets

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The Olympia fireworks show will be held at the end of Lakefair on July 21.


Submitted by Joint Animal Services

Fourth of July fireworks can be an exciting experience for any patriotic person, but it can also be a stressful event for your pets. The loud noises and flashing lights caused by fireworks can cause anxiety and fear in household pets. Even dogs and cats that are deaf can be disturbed by the percussions!

Animal Services would like to remind you to keep your pets safe by leaving them at home during the Fourth of July festivities. To minimize stress on your pet, keep them inside the house with treats and their favorite toys to help them feel comfortable during fireworks displays. You might wish to speak to your veterinarian about safe ways to keep your pet calm during stressful times

Do not set off any fireworks near a wildlife area. The noises and bright lights may cause them to flee their natural habitat, leaving their young behind. Stray sparks can also create forest fires.

For more information about how to keep your pets safe during the holiday, please contact Animal Services at 360-352-2510 or visit

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