SAVANNAH, GA (June 24, 2015): Animal Control officers of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are reducing the costs of adoptions and rabies inoculations and microchipping next Wednesday to help pets and their owners endure the upcoming July 4 fireworks celebrations.

Adoptions will be reduced to $10, including spay and neuter, all vaccinations, and testing along with microchip with lifetime registration and 30-day pet insurance all day Wednesday.

From 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. the Animal Control Shelter also will be offering microchip and rabies vaccinations for cats and dogs for only $10.

The event is being held prior to the July 4 celebrations because more pets are lost that day than any other of the year, probably because of the fireworks that can frighten an animal.

New Georgia state laws expand the sale and use of fireworks beginning this year and expands the times they can be used until 2 a.m. on this holiday. Animal Control officers are bracing for an even higher number of missing pets after the holiday.

The shelter is located at 7211 Sallie Mood Drive, behind the Savannah Area Humane Society building.July 4 Fireworks poster