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Speaking on Business: Pet Safety

One in five pets goes missing after being scared by loud noises, including fireworks or summer storms, so it's our responsibility to keep them safe.

Chris Redgrave Jul 13, 2018

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

In the U.S. we love our pets, which is why our pet industry is projected to pass $70 billion this year, according to the American Pet Products Association. It’s our responsibility to make sure our pets receive what they need, and it’s equally important to keep them safe, especially this month with celebrations that include fireworks and create loud noises, causing pets to run away.

One in five pets goes missing after being scared by loud noises, including fireworks or summer storms. That’s why it’s best to keep your pet in a quiet, secure area. The ASPCA recommends not bringing pets to festivities where they might get scared and end up lost.

In preparation for July when shelters are flooded with lost dogs and cats due to fireworks, Best Friends Animal Society held their “Pay It Forward” campaign where pet lovers covered the $25 adoption fee for a future family. It’s offered at over 270 of Best Friend’s network of rescues and shelters nationwide, including the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Sugar House.

The Humane Society of Utah partnered with Best Friends to save more adult cats when they waived adoption fees on all cats that are 1-year and older earlier this month.

Donate or find your pet today at utahhumane.org and utah.bestfriends.org.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

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