My own dog Winston has twice jumped out of a second-floor window to get away from nature’s thunderboomers. So take it from the voice of experience: Heed the noise-and-flash pet warnings during this loud Fourth of July holiday, and keep your animal (dog or cat) in a safe, interior space. But if your animal runs away and becomes lost, call your local shelter immediately and fill out a report (in Asheville, call 253-6807). Then post flyers in your neighborhood and alert your neighbors. Use the free WNC on-line lost/found service, like799 viewsCommunity NewsfireworksFourth of Julypets
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