The Southern Oregon Humane Society says there’s steps pet owners can take to prevent a stressed furry friend tonight. Keeping pets inside and distracted can make all the difference.
“If you’re not going to be home, I would put some music on or the radio to just kind of drown out the sound and something that they can play with,” Estella Cervantes, Southern Oregon Humane Society, said.
If fireworks are going off, a thunder jacket can also be used. They’re available at most pet stores.
Anna Weeks is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Originally from the Portland area, Anna is excited to explore Southern Oregon. In her free time, she can be found reading, running or watching sports.