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Keep pets safe over July 4 holiday
Phoebe, a 2-year-old boxer, peeks under the fence Thursday at Charlie's Bark Park, a daycare and boarding service for dogs at 701 W. 17th St. in Monroe. The business also offers grooming and coaching services. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - To us, fireworks are the sparkling embodiment of July Fourth. But to dogs, they truly are bombs bursting in air. The pops and explosions, raucous block parties and other loud noises during holiday festivities can scare dogs into leaping over or digging under fences to escape the thunderous blasts, leading them to get lost or injured.