ARIZONA NEWS

Give ‘Paw-sitive’ vibes by reading to pets Fourth of July at the Arizona Humane Society

Jul 1, 2023, 5:00 AM | Updated: Jul 4, 2023, 7:18 pm

Girl reading a book to a dog. (Arizona Humane Society)...

The Arizona Humane Society is hosting a Fourth of July event where visitors can read to pets at the shelter. (Arizona Humane Society)

(Arizona Humane Society)

PHOENIX — The Arizona Humane Society is hosting an event where attendees can read to its shelter pets on the Fourth of July.

The event, “Paw-sitive Vibes for the Fourth of July,” is open to all ages to read to the pets to keep them calm during the holiday festivities and fireworks, according to a press release.

It will happen at AHS’s South Mountain Campus from 8-9:30 p.m. and the event is limited on space.

AHS also provided the following pet safety tips for the holiday:

  • Proper Identification – Ensure pets have current ID tags and updated microchips so it increases the chance a lost pet will be reunited with their partner.
  • Keep cool – Give pets plenty of shade, fresh water and keep them off the hot pavement.
  • Keep pets indoors and distracting – Keep pets away from fireworks displays and avoid taking pets to fireworks shows. Turn on the radio or TV to distract pets with severe anxiety.
  • Consider a ThunderShirt – ThunderShirts applies gentle, constant pressure to a dog’s torso to help them feel safe and calm.
  • Know pet’s whereabouts – Do not leave them unattended in the backyard. The sound of fireworks can send them over the fence or digging to get out. Unattended food attracts curious pets onto countertops or trash cans. Alcohol and my foods can be poisonous for pets.
  • Report pets in distress – Call AHS’ Emergency Animal Medical Technitions at 602-997-7585

For more information on the event, click here.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Fentanyl and meth trafficker sentenced sentenced to prison...

Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona fentanyl, meth trafficker sentenced to 14 years in prison

A fentanyl and meth trafficker was sentenced to spend 14 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona said.

36 minutes ago

A dust cloud forms in the West Valley. Monsoon storms brought rain and blowing dust to the Phoenix ...

Kevin Stone

Stormy night: Metro Phoenix gets first rain of 2024 monsoon season

Metro Phoenix got its first taste of monsoon rain this season when storms rolled across the region Monday night.

1 hour ago

Gila River Bridge issue causes shutdown of EB Interstate 10 lanes...

KTAR.com

EB I-10 closed south of Phoenix due to ‘bridge deck issue’ with Gila River Bridge

A Gila River bridge issue caused a shutdown of the eastbound lanes of the Interstate 10 near Riggs Road on Tuesday morning, officials said.

3 hours ago

Kamala Harris...

Heidi Hommel

VP Kamala Harris hosts reproductive freedom campaign event in Phoenix

The Biden-Harris campaign wants to make one thing clear to voters: Former President Donald Trump is responsible for overturning Roe v. Wade.

4 hours ago

(Pexels File Photo)...

KTAR.com

Woman found injured in Phoenix alley dies at hospital

The Phoenix Police Department is investigating the murder of a woman who was found with serious injuries in an alley earlier this month.

4 hours ago

Surprise Police...

KTAR.com

Surprise police investigate murder-suicide of elderly couple

The Surprise Police Department is investigating the death of an elderly couple, which appears to be a murder-suicide case.

5 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Sanderson Ford

3 new rides for 3 new road trips in Arizona

It's time for the Sanderson Ford Memorial Day sale with the Mighty Fine 69 Anniversary, as Sanderson Ford turned 69 years old in May.

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Beat the heat, ensure your AC unit is summer-ready

With temperatures starting to rise across the Valley, now is a great time to be sure your AC unit is ready to withstand the sweltering summer heat.

...

Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines can get you smoothly from Phoenix to Frankfurt on new A330-900neo airplane

Adventure Awaits! And there's no better way to experience the vacation of your dreams than traveling with Condor Airlines.

Give ‘Paw-sitive’ vibes by reading to pets Fourth of July at the Arizona Humane Society