For the July 4th holiday the Humboldt County Sheriff's office Animal Shelter would like to remind pet owners of the dangers associated with those festivities and animals. Every 4th of July holiday brings loud noises and disturbing activities, which frighten animals, causing otherwise docile and friendly pets to become agitated. Animals, when frightened, will often run away. Do not allow your pet to be in the vicinity of fireworks or other loud noises to reduce the likelihood of an accident or injury.
The Sherrif's office Animal Shelter suggests keeping your pet indoors, in the garage or in a secured pen during the holiday celebrations. Make sure your dog is licensed, and is wearing a collar with the license tag securely attached. The Sheriff's office Animal Shelter strongly encourages pet owners to micro-chip their dogs and cats. Local veterinarians and animal welfare groups can assist with micro-chipping. This is cheap insurance to assure you and your pet will be re-united should they become lost.
If your pet does get lost please contact the Humboldt County Sheriff's Animal Shelter as soon as possible at 840-9132. The shelter is located next to the airport in McKinleyville, at 980 Lycoming Ave. The shelter will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, however will be open again on Thursday, July 5, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for adoptions and redemptions animals. If your pet becomes lost, it is recommend that you contact the shelter or check the website at www.petharbor.com to view all of the animal at the shelter.
If you find a lost animal, please report it to the appropriate law enforcement or animal regulatory agency where the animal was found. The shelter also maintains a lost animal logbook.
There are currently many adoptable pets at the shelter that are waiting for a good home.
Sergeant Kym Thompson
Humboldt County Sheriff's Office
Division of Animal Care and Control/Airport Security