Humane Society Offers Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

While you're out celebrating your 4th of July, don't forget about your furry friends.

We may be enjoying the fireworks displays, but the holiday weekend can be one of the scariest times for pets.

The loud noises can cause dogs to bolt out of yards and get lost.

The humane society suggests to microchip pets and keep the information up to date so pets and families can be reunited if they do get away.

While out of the house celebrating, dogs should be kept in a quiet and secure room with a familiar toy and treats to ease the stress.

"A lot of people don't realize that the 4th of July is actually one of the scariest times of the year for pets. Fireworks are really scary," Little Traverse Bay Humane Society Communication and Marketing Coordinator Jessica Evans said. "People think it's a lot of fun and they're having a good time that day, but to the animals, they don't know what's going on."

She also reminds pet parents to leave their animals at home while enjoying holiday festivities.