More dogs are lost on The Fourth of July than any other day of the year.
From crowded backyard BBQ’s to numerous loud booms of fireworks, this day creates the perfect storm that increases the chances of your dog running away.
There are many ways for your dog to get lost on this hectic day of celebration including your diverted attention, loud noises, and open gates or doors during festive celebrations. It is now more important than ever that you register your dog on Finding Rover.
Register your dogs on Finding Rover now.
Registering before The Fourth of July will ensure that you get a good picture of your dog in the system. Help your friends, family, and neighbors by reminding them to sign-up and register their dogs as well. The more people using Finding Rover to report lost and found dogs, the more dogs can be reunited with their owners quickly and safely.
Shelters across the nation report that lost-dog intake rates explode through the roof because of Independence Day celebrations. (No firework pun intended- well maybe!) All jokes aside, the numbers don’t lie.
Deputy Director of San Diego County Department of Animals Services, Dan DeSousa, observed this startling trend just last year. In 2013, from June 4th to June 6th, 60 lost dogs were impounded at their shelter. One month later, July 4th to July 6th, that number skyrocketed to 117 dogs! That’s a 51.3% increase. The correlation between The Fourth of July and lost dogs cannot be denied.
We will be posting tips over the next few days on how you can protect your dog from being just another number in a shelter during this stressful time of the year. Make sure to check back for more tips!
Fourth of July Finding Rover Safety Tips:
Tip #1. Keep Rover inside when the sun sets and fireworks launch.
Although, The Fourth of July is a day Americans look forward to, from a dogs’ perspective it’s just another Friday. Loud noises are frightening when you don’t know why they’re happening or where they’re coming from. Our next tip will be on how to keep Rover calm indoors on this confusing day.
Our next tip explains how to keep Rover calm indoors on this confusing day. Click through all of the Fourth of July Rover Safety Tips here: