TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Dog owners will want to leave their pooch out of the 4th of July fireworks display later this evening; and the truth is, your dog won't mind it a bit!
Beth Jonas of Terre Haute told News 10 on Wednesday that her newly adopted dog, Jazzy, was having a rough week, anxiety wise, because of two reasons.
"Even the thunderstorms we've been having -- are starting to spook the dogs! And then, we've got this added on top of it," Jonas said.
Jonas spoke with News 10 from the Terre Haute Humane Society after officially adopting the dog she'd been fostering.
Terre Haute animal control officer Tim Manley told News 10 inevitably, a runaway dog or two will turn up on July the 5th, and usually wind up at the shelter; a shelter that, these days, is completely full and not accepting new dogs from the public, per the sign on the door.
Staffers at the shelter say there are anxiety alleviating drugs on the market, even a type of puppy Prozac, believe it or not; problem is, most of those require a veterinarian's visit.
More basically, animal experts say you can always isolate, or at least insulate, your dog from the sound of fireworks; you might also consider kenneling them until the Independence Day holiday has passed.
A Terre Haute man found not guilty of manslaughter and guilty of battery.The jury handed down the verdict Wednesday afternoon.
An investigation is underway into an early morning crash.
Toys are getting ready for distributing for the annual Toys for Tots toy drive.
The same Illinois state’s attorney who’s charging the biological mother of murder victim Willow Long is cautioning those in the court of public opinion not to be too quick to put blood on the young mother’s hands.
The holiday season is a time for family but what about kids who don't have one? Tonight the Department of Child Services says it’s in a state of emergency, and is in need of foster parents across the Wabash Valley.