Pet owners search for lost animals after fireworks

Posted at 9:00 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 21:00:11-04

INDIANAPOLIS – Several lost pet posters have been put up around Indianapolis after multiple dogs ran away due to the loud sound of Fourth of July Fireworks.

Susan Ziegler said her 5-year-old rat terroir named Bambi was frightened by the fireworks and ran off.

“She's a little dog, but she's very fast. I don't know how far she went,” said Ziegler. “The noise - It was like machine guns. I just don't want her to get hurt.”

Mangers at local animal shelters said July 5 is one of the busiest days of the year across the country.

"I've lost my dog. He got scared of the fireworks, you know, he got out of the yard, has anybody brought him in. Have you picked him up. That's what we're getting this morning,” said Amanda Dehoney of Greenfield-Hancock animal management.

Another pet owner, Lori Childers, was disappointed she didn’t find her dog Bailey when she arrived at the animal shelter.

"I went out to get Bailey and she had climbed the fence and gotten out because all the fireworks going off,” said Childers.


Officials at local animal shelters encouraged the community to call animal control if they see a loose dog – it could be someone’s pet.

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