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Fourth of July 2023 a busy one for Treasure Valley firefighters

Fireworks also caused some animals to run away from their homes. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Idaho Humane Society had 10 stray dogs, which is down compared to previous years.

“In the years past, it would not be uncommon to see anywhere from 20 to 35 dogs coming in,” Idaho Humane Society spokesperson Kristine Schellhaas said. “But it’s also a Tuesday so, our pet owners are either staying home with their pets, or they’re really setting their pets up for success. A lot of owners that know their pets are scared, they might have had an early indicator of a loud fire alarm, lightning. You can get vests for your pet, you can get medication from your veterinarian, that helps calm them.”

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