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Posted on: December 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Protect Your Pets from Fireworks

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Protect Your Pets from Fireworks

Please protect your pets from fireworks. As January 1 gets closer, there may be more people using fireworks. For many pets, this time of year is scary and potentially dangerous. Fireworks, loud noises and large gatherings of family and friends can all serve as catalysts for pet incidents including lost or injured pets, as well as bites. 

Plan for Your Pet’s Safety 

Fireworks and Noise

  • Make sure pets are secured in a safe and quiet place during times when fireworks will be going off
  • If a pet is extremely sensitive, call your veterinarian ahead of time to check if medication may help keep them calm. Carefully monitor any pet on medications
  • Secure animals away from any area where you will be setting off fireworks. If your pet is sensitive, or if you don’t know how they will react to the noise of fireworks, secure them in a safe, peaceful location 
  • Don’t let any pet chase fireworks
  • Outside your home - Keep dogs on a leash


Help for Lost and Found Pets

  • Make sure your animals are microchipped or wearing an ID tag so you can be called if they around found and returned to you
  • Lost and found animals, animals at large, or abuse call 541-687-4060 
  • To contact the 1st Avenue Shelter located at 3970 W. 1st Ave. in Eugene call 541-844-1777
  • To see animals in the care of the shelter visit and click on Lost & Found

Remember to License your Eugenean

The average cost of a one year dog license is $18. Licenses can be obtained in person at most local veterinary offices and the 1st Avenue Public Shelter; or online and by phone through PetData at 855-328-1400 or

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