While many people are disappointed about firework bans this season, local animal shelters are looking on the bright side.
This time of year, kennels typically fill up much faster because the lights and sounds of fireworks create panic in animals.
After the 4th of July, a lot of lost pets end up at Mesa County Animal Services.
This year, however, that's not the case.
Beth Smith, with animal services, says, “We had, knock on wood, a quiet 4th of July. While we still had officers responding to numerous calls, we did not see the numbers.”
Mesa County Animal Services urges pet owners to lock up their animals during loud situations.
It also says to make sure your pet has a micro chip. That information makes returning a cat or dog to its owner much easier.