Fourth of July and frightened dogs - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

Fourth of July and frightened dogs

Posted: Updated:

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The Fourth of July and dogs do not mix.

Every year, county animal shelters fill up with frightened dogs trying to escape the noise of fireworks.

By Friday morning, more than two dozen dogs were rescued by animal control officers. Some have been claimed, but at least 20 are still being held.

If you know your dog gets excessively frightened by the booms, there are some things you can do.

"Make sure your dog is in a nice secure room, he's isolated from the sounds as much as possible. We always recommend put a TV on or a radio on," Daniel DeSousa of the Department of Animal Services said.

To find out if the county has your dog and how you can pick it up, click HERE.

  • CBS 8 FEATURESMore>>

  • Are developers disturbing Native American graves?

    Are developers disturbing Native American graves?

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:06:54 GMT
    Are developers disturbing Native American graves to build a casino in Jamul? That claim has made its way into a San Diego courtroom. 
    Are developers disturbing Native American graves to build a casino in Jamul? That claim has made its way into a San Diego courtroom. 
  • What's Going Around - April 22, 2014

    What's Going Around - April 22, 2014

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:52:07 GMT
    It has a complicated sounding name, but it leaves you feeling like you simply have a cold. 
    It has a complicated sounding name, but it leaves you feeling like you simply have a cold.  
  • Celebrating San Diego's most scenic spots

    Celebrating San Diego's most scenic spots

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:34:59 GMT
    It's Earth Day, and to appreciate the beauty of the planet we call home, San Diegans have to look no further than their own backyards. 
    It's Earth Day, and to appreciate the beauty of the planet we call home, San Diegans have to look no further than their own backyards. 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.