Humane Society Offers Microchipping To Assist Owners
By Space Coast Daily // July 8, 2013
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BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA – With the July 4th holiday now over, the Central Brevard Humane Society would like to encourage Brevard County pet owners to continue to remember dogs and cats hear 10 times better than humans do, and some of this keener hearing is in the higher frequency which can be very stressful for pets and cause them to panic, become disoriented or even lost.
During thunderstorms and other loud occasions, keep pets inside and occupied during these events. Talk in a soothing voice and reassure them. Cats will usually find a quiet hiding place to deal with the excitement; however, dogs can become overly excited and agitated. Dogs will run through screen enclosures, chew through ropes and even break chains trying to get away from the noise.
TIPS TO FOLLOW IF YOUR PET IS AROUND LOUD NOSIE
- Don’t take a pet to fireworks displays (public or private).
- Never leave a pet unattended inside a vehicle.
- Feed and walk dogs early before the fireworks start.
- Create a “safe room” for pets with a TV or radio on for familiar background noise.
- Consider staying at home if pets are extra-sensitive to loud noises.
- Ensure firm control of leashed pets to prevent running into traffic.
- Remember, frightened animals are more aggressive and prone to biting.
- If guests are coming into a home, put pets safely away from all the unusual activity. Animals can be unpredictable in crowds with loud noises.
- Make sure pets are wearing current Brevard animal license tags, so that if separated, you can be reunited with your pet.
To help reunite owners with missing pets, the Central Brevard Humane Society in Cocoa offers local residents to have their pets microchipped.
A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and can be implanted into a cat or dog. The device carries a number that is entered into a database which includes the name and contact information of the pet’s owner.
For more information call 321-636-3343.