Source: Valley Roadrunner

Fireworks show
June 21, 2013 | 07:03 AM

I am disappointed that the fireworks show will continue. Although it is an American tradition for the Fourth of July, and a fun activity for families who gather to watch the show, I have had to stay home from the activities when the fireworks show was at the high school due to the fireworks show frightening my horses and dogs. I literally would be holding my dogs in the barn and watching my horses bolt across their corrals during the length of the fireworks show. Most people move to V.C. to get away from noise, pollution, crowds, and city activities, and that is why I wish V.C. would remain a quiet place where we can know that our animals are safe at home.
I've heard that the day or week after July 4th is the busiest for animal control as many animals flee the safety of their home due to the fireworks show. It's just not worth it to me to watch a fireworks show when animals are possibly getting hurt out of panic, running away, etc. Not to mention some empathetic, responsible animal owners who are having to stay home to attempt to keep their animals safe. I know the majority of V.C. residents prefer the show, but I thought someone else should stand up and give another perspective.

Jennifer Weeks