Keeping pets safe around the 4th of July

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) -- Not all family members love the fireworks, which can induce anxiety for some family pets.

Those with the Bay Area Humane Society say it's important to keep your pets away from the holiday festivities and properly leashed.

Spokespeople with the Humane Society say they've already received about 10 lost dogs.

"Sometimes they will take off and are hard to get, especially if they are spooked or scared, they will run off and hide," said Lori Nachtwey, of the Bay Area Humane Society.

With more fireworks in the forecast, Nachtwey says there are some things pet owners can do to keep your pet safe.

"We just suggest to keep them at home, plain and simple. It's the easiest thing to do is keep them at home, shut all windows, turn on tv, turn up radio, something that is going to drown out that outdoor noise," said Nachtwey.

It's also a good idea to have your dog micro-chipped.

That way if they do get out on accident, it will be easier to find the owner.

"It literally takes us five minutes to contact you if we have that information. If we don't, it's going to take a lot longer. Then we have to research numbers, see if we can even find a number. If there is no identification it is very hard for us to even find or call anybody," said Nachtwey.