The One Day of the Year that the Most Dogs Go Missing

How to make sure your pet doesn’t end up separated from you.


For dogs, the scariest day of the year isn’t Halloween. It’s July 4th. It’s estimated that animal control officers see a 30- to 60-percent increase in lost pets from July 4th to July 6th, with July 5th being noted as one of the busiest days of the year for shelters.

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