Remember Your Furry Friends This 4th of July

Meet WiFi! WiFi is the unofficial mascot of the Coachella Animal Network (CAN), and he is spreading the word about how dangerous illegal fireworks are to your family's four-legged friends. Some pups get so scared from the loud booming of illegal fireworks, they escape from their homes in terror. "Some public shelters even euthanize some of the animals already there to make room for many of the dogs that end up there because of the illegal fireworks on July 4th," said Kim Hardee, CAN's executive director.

Did you know that some of our military Veterans also suffer during 4th of July celebrations because they have flashbacks from combat when they hear fireworks? The City of Indio's Police and Fire Chiefs even took part in this video to remind residents to be respectful of others and encourage responsible use of fireworks.

Please be aware this Independence Holiday and only celebrate with safe and sane fireworks!