Jackson County Animal Services says they brought in 4 dogs, one had been hit by a car.
The static electricity and loud noise of a thunderstorm can be traumatizing for animals.
Local non-profit, SoHumane, says they get a number of calls about lost, abandoned, or stray dogs during any event with loud noises.
“The thunderstorm last night specifically was incredibly loud, it shook my house,” said Ryan Johnson, SoHumane. “It can be traumatizing for some dogs to the point where there’s so much anxiety during the thunderstorms that they have to be medicated and that’s another option.”
Johnson says it’s important to be with your pets during a storm, if possible. That’s so you can provide extra comfort and support.
He says you should also move them inside if they’re kept outside overnight. But if that isn’t possible, put them in a barn or shelter.
Amanda Rose is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. Amanda graduated from Columbia University earning a Master’s degree in Journalism. She also received a Bachelor’s degree in English with a specialization in literature from the University of British Columbia. She’s a Los Angeles native, but is thrilled to return to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and is passionate about reporting on the criminal justice system.