Tips For Pets On The 4th From Burien’s New Animal Care & Control Manager
Burien’s new Animal Care and Control Manager Dr. Leslie Kasper (also of BTB Advertiser Companion Animal Medical Center), has sent us the following advice for Readers on how to care for their pets during this Sunday’s big 4th of July celebration:
Protect Your Pet During Fireworks
Keep your pets inside during any fireworks this 4th of July, advises director of Burien Animal Care and Control, Dr. Leslie Kasper.
“If your pet gets frightened easily, put it in a small room like a bathroom and turn on a radio to distract him.”
If your pet disappears during 4th of July festivities, check with neighbors and canvas the neighborhood, she said, and be sure to check with Burien Animal Care and Control. Call 206-870-8471. Also be sure to check with animal control shelters in neighboring cities.
“Pets can travel a long distance when they’re frightened,” Dr. Kasper said.
Burien’s new Animal Care and Control program operates out of a state-of-the-art shelter at 19655 1st Ave. S. The program begins July 1, replacing King County Animal Control.
The City of Burien begins issuing new pet licenses on July 1. Licenses are free during the month of July. Pet owners can obtain free licenses at a special kick-off event of the new Burien Animal Care and Control program. The cost of licenses beginning August 1 is $20 annually for altered pets and $50 for unaltered pets. Licenses can be obtained at Burien City Hall, Burien Community Center, Burien City Hall North, or online at www.burienwa.gov/animalcontrol.