New Years Eve has almost arrived! While this is a fantastic time of year and a time for celebration, some pets can be very frightened by fireworks. Pets affected by fireworks phobia can become overly anxious and harm themselves through heat exhaustion or while trying to escape to a perceived place of safety.  Every New Years Eve SASH is presented with multiple stray or injured pets that have escaped after becoming terrified during fireworks displays. Please make sure that your home and yard are secure and that your pet cannot escape. If you are concerned that your pet will be distressed, please see your regular vet to discuss the potential of temporary anti-anxiety medication.