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Tips on keeping your pets safe and calm during 4th of July celebrations

It's the season for patriotic parties and fireworks. Independence Day is great fun for people, but your pooch might be traumatized by the festivities.

FOX 4's Carey Wickersham spoke with the folks at KC Pet Project about keeping your furry friends calm and safe during the holiday celebrations.

KC Pet Project is running a big adoption special through the Fourth of July to clear out the shelter for the inevitable influx of pets that go missing during the holiday. Most pets at the shelter are available for adoption for only $35 through Tuesday.

The animal experts recommend keeping your pet in an interior room, and use white noise like a fan or the TV to help protect your pet from the sound of fireworks. You can also get them a "thunder shirt," a tight-fitting garment that helps a lot of pets feel more at ease.

If you'd rather make your own thunder shirt for your dog, Nick Vasos shows you how: