DENVER (KDVR) — Denver Animal Protection has tips for helping frightened pets during fireworks displays and other holiday disruptions.
- Take your pet to parades or fireworks displays or leave your pet in the car at fireworks shows.
- Leave pets outside unattended, even in a fenced yard or on a chain.
- Keep pets indoors at home in a sheltered, quiet area.
- Find a pet sitter if you’re spending the day away from home.
- Create a safe place and familiarize your pet with the area to reduce stress during fireworks.
- License and microchip your pet.
- Make sure your pets are wearing identification tags.
- Use a leash or carrier when transporting your pet.
- Talk to your veterinarian if you know your dog has anxiety.
- Keep sparklers, glow sticks, charcoal, food scraps and kebab skewers away from curious pets.
Where to find your lost pet:
The local animal shelter is the best bet for reuniting lost pets with their owners. It’s recommended to take stray pets to your local animal shelter.
If you’d like to temporarily care for the pet yourself, fill out an online found report.
Colorado agencies that shelter lost pets
Denver Municipal Animal Shelter
Dumb Friends League
Humane Society of the South Platte Valley
Riverdale Animal Shelter
Foothills Animal Shelter
Aurora Animal Shelter
Dumb Friends League Buddy Center
Humane Society of Boulder Valley
Larimer Humane Society
Longmont Humane Society
Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region
Intermountain Humane Society
Ark-Valley Humane Society
Teller County Regional Animal Shelter
Summit County Animal Control and Shelter
Municipal animal control
Arvada Animal Control
Brighton Animal Control
Broomfield Animal Control
Federal Heights Police Dept.
Northglenn Animal Control
Thornton Animal Control
Golden Police Dept.
Westminster Animal Management
303-430-2400 Ext. 4326
Commerce City Police Dept.
Edgewater Police Dept.
Wheat Ridge Police Dept.
Arapahoe County Animal
Centennial Animal Control
Cherry Hills Village Police Dept.
Douglas County Animal Control
Greenwood Village Police Dept.
Lakewood Animal Control
Jefferson County Animal Control
Littleton Police Dept.
Sheridan Police Dept.
Parker Police Dept.
Castle Rock Police Dept.
Park County Animal Control