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by Amanda Just
Categories: Animals, Causes, Home, Sports
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Independence Day is coming up. Before you kick off your celebration, PETA and LA Galaxy soccer star, Robbie Rogers would like you to take a few extra steps to ensure your pets’ safety.

The Major League Soccer player teamed up with PETA to create a very important PSA that explains the dangers of fireworks for our furry family members. Those “bombs bursting in air” can really frighten animals, causing them to escape their homes and become lost or, worse, injured.

PETA says the best thing for your pets during fireworks is extra TLC.

“…[D]istract your cat or dog by giving him or her lots of love and attention! Play some soothing background music or turn on the TV, close the curtains or blinds, and be sure that all animals are wearing collars with current identification tags and that they are microchipped.”

Check out their video and please share it with friends with companion animals to make sure this 4th of July is a fun day for everyone!

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About Amanda Just

Amanda Just is a longtime vegan who loves to promote compassionate living in fun, creative ways. As a writer, she has contributed to This Dish Is Veg, ForksOverKnives.com, and many other blogs, websites, and newsletters. As an activist, she champions many causes, from veganism and animal rights to environmental protection and human rights. Amanda resides in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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