Pet owners are reminded to keep their pets safe during the New Year's celebrations.
LOS ANGELES, California (CNS) – Los Angeles Animal Services officials urged pet owners to take care to keep their animals safe during the New Year's Eve celebrations on Friday.
Year-end parties with fireworks, noisemakers, music, and champagne can be terrifying for pets, causing them to flee.
Officials from the Department of Animal Services issued the following advice on how to keep pets safe:
During New Year's Eve and the days after, keep dogs inside. Many pets flee because they are scared of the loud noises made by pyrotechnics, according to officials. If your pet needs to go outside, keep them on a leash.
When bringing visitors around for a party, provide a relaxing atmosphere and a safe environment for the animal.
Make sure that harmful foods and beverages, such as alcoholic beverages, are out of reach.
Make sure your pets' identification is up to date in case they go away.
If your pet escapes, take him or her to the local animal shelter. To reclaim their pet, pet owners must provide LAAS officials with particular information about their pet.
At laanimalservices.com/shelters, you may find a list of LAAS shelters. Owners of pets that have been brought to a shelter can check the website to see if their pets have been found.