Fireworks may be beautiful to us, but they traumatize animals. 
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Stop Fireworks
A Project of the Ohio Animal Defense League
A campaign to
stop fireworks from traumatizing animals


Progressive Animal Welfare Society

"Since 1967, we have long experienced the overwhelming number of stray and injured companion animals, and wildlife affected by fireworks.  This is especially noticeable in the weeks surrounding the 4th of July weekend and at times of other celebrations. 

Our veterinarians have acknowledged that the ears of most animals are largely more sensitive than the human ear, with the fireworks affecting their acute sense of hearing as well as causing burns and eye damage.  Dogs and cats commonly break through doors and windows, injuring themselves and becoming lost after running several miles. 

During the two-week period surrounding the 4th of July weekend in 1998, 50 dogs were received at our shelter.  Normally 18 dogs would be rescued in a two-week period.  In 2000, the increasing number of stray and injured dogs and cats was also evident during the 'fireworks' season. 

Our wildlife shelter is also affected by fireworks, especially experiencing an increase in orphaned birds, squirrels, raccoons and other small mammals."

Kathy Kelly, Executive Director,
Progressive Animal Welfare Society, Lynnwood, WA

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