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Cages at Panhandle Humane Society completely full after 4th of July fireworks season

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Fireworks may be fun for people, but they're not as fun for our furry friends.

Kennels at the Panhandle Humane Society have been filling up since the start of the fireworks season, and as of Saturday morning, every kennel has been taken up.

"So leading up to the 4th of July, the entire week has just been crazy. Every cage, everywhere is taken up. Absolutely everything," said Joshua Dukes, PHS shelter manager. "Its about the same as usual, tons and tons of dogs all the time. This year seems to be a little bit worse though, we don't have one empty cage any where."

Dukes says the fireworks season can be stressful for pets, as the loud booms can make dogs and skiddish and scared, and they often run away.

"The biggest thing is to keep them inside during the fireworks. If they do have anxiety problems, make sure they're with somebody ant not alone. Sometimes if they're in a fenced in yard and they hear the fireworks they run and jump over the fence and do whatever they can do get away from the noise."

Dukes says anyone missing a pet should check with the Humane Society. (308) 635-0922 Hours: M-F 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Closed Sunday.

www.panhandlehumanesociety.org/


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