As evidenced on many social networking sites already, people are losing their pets because the fireworks already going off has scared them half to death and they’ve bolted.
So, please keep your pets safe, indoors, or if you must be outdoors remember to have your beloved family pet tethered with a strong leash nearby (preferably within arm’s reach) and in a harness, and/or be in your arms and make sure you can control them so that they don’t run for what they deem to be the nearest “shelter,” which is, sad to say, not where you can find them and you and your family member’s lives are changed irrevocably and forever.
Some people are blessed enough to be reunited with their family members and some are not. The fireworks will only continue to get longer in duration and louder and will continue after the 4th. The people who set these off, don’t care about the laws governing how high or how far fireworks can go or how long they can continue to set them off for that matter. The days get pushed further out and for the past few years have been setting them off for New Year’s. Who knows what the future holds?