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More Pets Lost on July 4th Than Any Other Time of Year

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PetAmberAlert.com has revealed that more pets are lost around July 4th than any other point during the year. As kids throw firecrackers in front of their homes and large displays of fireworks are set off in neighborhoods, pets become alarmed and often bolt in search of what they believe to be a safe haven.

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The stark numbers illustrate what a devastating time of year this can be for pets and their owners: 30% more pets are lost between July 4th and 6th than any other time of year.

Founder Mark Jakubczak explained, Sadly, only 14% of lost pets are returned to their owners, according to nationwide statistics. And worse, 30-60% of lost pets are euthanized because they cannot be properly identified and returned to their owners. That’s why we’re hoping to reach more pet owners and reduce these trends with our infographic.”

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