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A dog has been hailed a hero for activating a panic alarm after his owner fell and blacked out, the Telegraph reports.
Louis, a 9-year-old Yorkshire terrier pressed a panic button belonging to Victoria Shaw when she tripped on a rug and fell while getting out of the shower.
At literally the eleventh hour, a.m. Hawaii time, a 12-foot tsunami generated by the massive 8.8 magnitude Chilean earthquake is predicted to strike our seven inhabited isles. First landfall: the Big Island, where 61 people died in 1960 when a tsunami took out Hilo after a magnitude 9.6 Chilean tremblor. Last September, after the devastating Samoan quake, Hawaii harbors and beaches experienced a 2-foot surge that grounded a few boats after a tsunami warning was downgraded to an advisory. No one drowned, even though the surge washed over the breakwater at Waikiki, where small children and non-swimmers sport in normally shallow waters.
This time it’s a full-on warning, and residents of low-lying coastal zones are supposed to leave, except for tourists in high-rise hotels. For tourists, there is “vertical evacuation,” a term I’ve never heard before. It means that guests shouldn’t leave their hotels. Instead, they should go above the third floor, where, they are told, they will be safe.
“If coastal areas are evacuated, visitors in Waikiki would be moved to higher floors in their hotels, rather than moved out of the tourist district, which could cause gridlock,” reports the AP.
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The Fourth of July is a day of festive celebrations, but it can take a frightening turn for pet owners.
Fireworks and other loud noises can spook animals and cause them to run away, and big parties with lots of people going in and out can mean it’s easier for cats and dogs to get loose. That’s why multiple animal shelters around the country say July 4 and 5 are some of their busiest days of the year as they take in lots of found animals and deal with panicked owners searching for lost pets.
Emily Weiss, vice president of shelter research and development at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, noted that celebrations throughout the summer can be dangerous for pets.
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Pet owners should also have their pets microchipped, she said. A microchip is is a tiny ID device implanted under the skin. If a pet is found and taken to a shelter or veterinarian, they can scan the pet for a microchip that would provide contact information on the owner, which is why it’s crucial to make sure that your pet’s microchip information is updated.
This year, at least one animal shelter has tried to get ahead of the lost-pet rush. California’s San Diego County Animal Services is offering free microchips for dogs in the days leading up to the Fourth of July.
Dogs can get so freaked out by fireworks that they may become panicked and “do anything” to try to escape, Daniel DeSousa, director of the San Diego County Department of Animal Services, said in a news release. “That includes digging under, climbing over or even breaking through gates, screens, fences, windows and doors.” Last year, about 60 dogs came into San Diego County shelters around July 4.
Weiss told HuffPost that people should make sure to not bring their pets to fireworks shows. Instead, they should create a quiet, comfortable and secure place for their pets inside their homes. If people are hosting a party, they should ensure their pets are able to relax in a controlled area away from the crowd.
Experts also recommend exercising your dogs earlier in the day so that they are calmer before fireworks start.
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It’s also crucial that cats remain indoors on the holiday, cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy told “Today.” Cats have extremely sensitive hearing, which can make fireworks and other sudden, loud sounds terrifying. Galaxy recommended that owners create a cat sanctuary in a quiet room filled with comforting items, like a cat’s bed and objects that smell like the cat or the cat’s favorite person. If there’s a lot of noise outside, it can be helpful to use a TV or radio to create a low level of distracting sound.