Public education is vital in improving the lives of companion animals in every community. Every summer we still see the same trends — pets dying in parking lots across the country, dogs running away on the 4th of July. Clearly, we’ve learned that what pet parents don’t know CAN hurt them and their pets. The importance of publicizing these dangers and empowering pet parents to make better decisions to regarding their pets cannot be overstated. Help inform your community of the dangers of leaving a pet in a hot car, bringing pets along for fireworks on Independence Day, and more.