Thanks to grants from Animal Sheltering and Michelson Found Animals, Fix Long Beach has obtained more microchips and will hold one more free clinic before the Fourth of July to meet the needs of more pet parents.
A microchip can’t fall off or be removed the way a collar and ID tags can be, and it will immediately identify your pet as yours if fireworks noise causes them to run off.
During the afternoon of Saturday, June 20, one of Long Beach’s most venerable and openhearted animal-welfare nonprofits reached out to people whose cupboards might be bare because of the impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic on their wallets.
Suggestions for calming treats, lavender, Benadryl, CBD oil and meds pepper the internet and social media, but anything your pet ingests should be through recommendation of a professional.
“The fireworks used now cause fear because people don’t know if they’re bombs or not,” said an administrator of the newly formed Long Beach Against Illegal Fireworks community Facebook page. “They’re not Gramma’s fireworks—they’re heavy on explosives.”
Pets are still coming in at the shelter, especially now that fireworks have been crashing and booming everywhere and animals have been getting lost.
No one can be happier about the reopening of Long Beach’s dog parks than dog owners. No—make that the dogs.