WEST PALM BEACH, FL- (July 1, 2020) July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League wants to make sure your pets have a way to get back home if they get scared and run away during the July 4th holiday. Animal control officials across the country report a 30% increase in lost pets each year between July 4th and 6th. July 5th is one of the busiest days of the year for shelters.
With more pets going missing around the 4th of July than any other time of year- it is important to be prepared beforehand and help your pets stay safe and secure.
To help safeguard your pets, it is important to make sure your pet is microchipped. If your pet is already microchipped, please make sure your contact information is current and up to date with the microchip company. Microchipped pets have a much better chance of being reunited with their owners. Be sure to also keep a collar with ID tags on your pet and have current photos of your pet in case they go missing.
With the fun and commotion of many popular summertime events, including July 4th activities, remember to keep your pet in a secure area if guests will be coming and going during a party - such as a barbecue or a picnic. Pets can easily escape in the bustle of a party.
One in five pets goes missing after being scared by loud noises. Be sure to keep your pet in a quiet, secure area at home when summer storms come rolling in and from fireworks. Calming music can also help pets from stressful situations.
To learn more about getting a microchip, updating your microchip information, or to file a lost pet report, please contact Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, located at 3200 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach, FL., visit PeggyAdams.org or call 561.686.3663.
About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League:
The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity navigator, and is the first animal shelter in South Florida to become AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited. Peggy Adams is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925. For more information, please visit PeggyAdams.org
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League saves more lives than any other rescue organization in Palm Beach County and provides critical services to more than 35,000 animals each year.
To learn more about Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, please visit www.PeggyAdams.org