My annual plea for sparing pets the trauma of fireworks has added urgency this year: After a record month of wildfires in the state, Anchorage police are taking a “zero-tolerance” approach to fireworks this year. Though burn bans have been lifted in parts of the state, fireworks remain off limits in the Municipality of Anchorage.
Ed and Renee Schofield were surprised when they got a call from the pound in Ketchikan. They were indeed missing their chocolate Labrador, Bently. But the Ketchikan Gateway Borough animal shelter is a long swim from their home on Pennock Island.Associated Press