LOUISVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) — The Fourth of July holiday is infamous for setting off elaborate fireworks, but the bright lights and loud booms aren’t for everyone.
According to Purina, the noise and unpredictability of fireworks can lead pets to trigger their fight-or-flight response. This can cause anxiety in the form of restlessness, panting, pacing, or whining.
This Fourth of July, volunteers at the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) decided to lend a hand in comforting furry friends that don’t have a family to do so.
To comfort the shelter pets, volunteers read to them, fed them treats, played soft music, and sat outside their kennels to let them know they were not alone.
Officials with the Kentucky Humane Society said they were grateful for the help in comforting the pets within the shelter.
“We are so grateful to these beautiful humans for spending their holiday with us as we try to make the shelter as stress-free as possible for our pets. Thank you, volunteers,” KHS stated via Facebook.
Due to the unpredictable nature of the situation, volunteers did not go inside the kennels but were able to comfort the pets from a safe distance.