Bernie's Grooming is located within the SF ACC shelter and partners with SF ACC to groom all of the city dogs, cats and guinea pigs who need to look their best for potential adopters. Today we'd like to share a pet safety message from SF ACC.
San Francisco Animal Care & Control urges the public to keep their pets safe during this 4th of July holiday. The agency advises pet owners to leave their pets at home, indoors, in a safe enclosed area if the family plans on attending firework displays. The bright lights and loud noises of fireworks can be extremely frightening and stressful to animals, causing them to panic and possibly escape. Even normally calm animals can be adversely affected by the patriotic celebrations that humans enjoy so much.Animal Care and Control also advises the community to make sure their cats and dogs have identification tags visible at all times - or even better - have a veterinarian implant a microchip in addition to ID tags on collars. Local shelters can identify lost animals - and quickly reunite them with their owners - if animals are wearing proper identification or are microchipped.
Every 4th of July, Animal Care and Control takes in lost animals frightened by fireworks. Animal Care and Control urges the public to take precautions to avoid a potential tragedy involving beloved family pets around this holiday. “We hope the community heeds our advice to keep their pets safe and comfortable at home,” says Kat Brown, Deputy Director of San Francisco Animal Care and Control. “We’ve seen too many sad endings on the 4th that could have been easily prevented.”
The Department of Animal Care and Control is a taxpayer-funded, open door animal shelter. ACC provides housing, care and medical treatment to wild, exotic and domestic stray, lost, abandoned sick, injured and/or surrendered animals. ACC aims to adopt, rehome or reunite domestic animals with their guardians and to rehabilitate and release wildlife to their native habitat. ACC responds to animal related emergencies 24/7 including animal abuse and neglect as well as matters of public safety. Animal Care and Control is located at 1200 15th St. (at Harrison.) www.animalshelter.sfgov.org
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