Keep your animals safe:
- Place and identification tag on your animal or have your animal micro-chipped and registered.
- Keep pets indoors and away from crowds so that they feel more protected.
- Animals that are already crate trained may feel safest in their crate.
- Consider boarding your animals in a safe place that is farther away from the holiday action. If you plan to travel during this time, boarding your animal might be a better option than leaving it at home.
- Your veterinarian may choose to prescribe a sedative for your animal if it tends to become easily spooked by the fireworks. Remember that your animal must be seen by a veterinarian in order to receive any prescribed medications.
- If you have horses, be sure to keep them inside barns or corralled and away from the sound of fireworks.
If your pet does become lost:
- Check the area, as pets have been known to be found close to home even several days later. Put up signs with your pet's photo and your phone number.
- Contact your microchip registration company. Once notified, they may activate a lost pet recovery network and/or place your lost pet on a "hot sheet."
- Contact your veterinarian. If your pet is wearing a rabies tag, the number can be traced to your veterinarian.
- Come to the City of Abilene Animal Shelter at 925 S. 25th or look on our website (http://abilenetx.com/animal) to view all animals that have been brought in.
Animal Services is also extending their Adoption Sale through July, with $20 off the normal adoption fee.
During the sale dogs are only $60 to adopt, or only $20 if already spayed/neutered. Cats are $50 to adopt or only $20 if already spayed/neutered. This sale does not apply to the Cats at Petsmart.