Holiday Weather/Keep Pets Safe/Fireworks Displays

Holiday Weather/Keep Pets Safe/Fireworks Displays

FRIDAY: Partly sunny. HIGH: 77

FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with chance of light rain showers  LOW: 58

SATURDAY: Warmer with sunshine! HIGH: 78

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mainly clear. LOW: 59

SUNDAY: More sunshine with the humidity coming back making it seem warmer. High: 83

MONDAY: Sunny HIGH: 86

LUCAS COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -For some dogs, Fourth of July fireworks are not an enjoyable experience. Lucas County Canine Care and Control (LCCCC) is sharing some tips on how to keep your pet calm and what to do if they get loose during the festivities.

LCCCC says there is a high number of dogs that get picked up during the holiday, so it's holding a redemption program called "Fido Freedom Days." Redemption fees for any stray dogs picked up or reunited with their owners between Wednesday, July 1 and Monday, July 6 will be waived - other than a license. For those participating in, watching or setting off fireworks, LCCCC has some tips for keeping your pet calm during the loud noises:

"It's so important to keep your pets safe. If you have pets, please keep them inside, turn the TV up, turn the radio up. Something that kind of distracts them, kind of drowns out that noise," said Laura Simmons, Community Outreach Coordinator for LCCCC. "Make sure you know where your pet is, because sometimes they hear just that boom of the fireworks, they get startled, they go running. They don't know where they're at, so keep them safely indoors. Make sure they're wearing their collar with an ID tag on and their dog license. Even if your dog is microchipped, it is a great time to make sure that information on the microchip is correct, so if we were to pick them and we find out they have a microchip, we can get them back home just as quickly as possible."

Here is a list of Fourth of July fireworks displays by county. If you don't see a fireworks display for your city, email the information to

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