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Keep kids and pets safe...

Fireworks are no laughing matter.

Tragedy happens n moments.

A friend of a friend had to put their long time dog to sleep.

She loved to ply fetch.


Well, the guy threw the M80 and the dog went to fetch it.

It went off just as the dog was going to grab it...

The dog lost most of it's muzzle.


Exploding fireworks are not legal in Minnesota, not to say they don't find their way here.

But, PLEASE...Keep the kids and pets safe!!!

Comment balloon 14 commentsWilliam Feela • July 03 2017 03:02AM


That is awful.  Sadly, there will be may people who end up with severe wounds fom ire crackers the next few days.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 about 3 years ago

Good morning William.

Our last remaining furry family member is one scared puppy when it comes to fireworks. It's difficult for us to get him outside to do his business. 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 3 years ago

This is so very very sad William. Good reminder. Thanks and enjoy your day.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 3 years ago

Good warning William.  Fourth of July and the pyrotectics that associate with the holiday, often cause great discomfort for kids and pets.  

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 3 years ago

Good morning William.  Every year some idiots who think they can handle fireworks injure themselves or worse, injure others.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 3 years ago

William, we have such high temps and no rain, some cities have canceled the firework displays.  They can be deadly.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 3 years ago

Such a sad story but a good lesson. They are legal here and i anticiapte a loud couple of nights William Feela 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) about 3 years ago

Hi William, 

You bring up some great points.... Arizona has banned fireworks until Dec 1, 2017. We get enough wildfires just from lighting strikes!

We should also remember our combat Veterans. This is a day that brings many unpleasent memories up. My neighbor is a retired thorasic surgeon who served in Vietnam in a Mash unit and our tourist helicopters that fly nearby stir up memories. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 3 years ago

I to am scarred of fireworks and wish they would outlaw them here.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) about 3 years ago

Happy 4th of July William,  That is so sad about the dog, yes people need to be more careful with pets around.  My Brandy would hide under the bed, she was not a fan of fireworks.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 3 years ago

Fireworks are not a place for pets. Yes people need to be safe and with so many public fireworks events, we can still enjoy.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 3 years ago

Oh, what a horrible story, William. Pets don't like fireworks - none of them - and owners really need to be warned to keep their pets safe this time of year. 

On a happy note - I hope you had a wonderful Fourth!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 3 years ago

This is good advice to share.

Have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 3 years ago

How horrible, so sad for this beloved pet, mine stays huddled under a desk during most of the fireworks.


Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 3 years ago