By Emilio Neriz, Tucson News Now intern
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Humane Society of Southern Arizona receives a great number of lost and frightened pets every year during the monsoon season.
According to The Humane Society of Southern Arizona, many dogs and cats are afraid of the loud noises associated with the thunderstorms. This can cause your pets to jump fences and run great distances to try to avoid the commotion.
Some animals are so afraid of the noise that their reactions can result in them causing harm to themselves.
The HSSA recommends to keep your pets indoors, and if possible, make them a room without any windows; turn on the television or radio to provide soothing sounds; try using a Thundershirt to keep your pet calm; and if in the worst case scenario, make sure your pet has a collar with an identification tag with current contact information, and have your pet microchipped.
If your pet becomes lost, immediately contact HSSA's lost and found department at (520) 327-6088 ext. 111 as well as Pima Animal Care Center at (520) 243-5900 to file a lost report and to receive information on how to conduct an effective search.
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