Unique reading program aims to mellow out your furry friends on July 4

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Posted at 10:16 AM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 14:12:49-04

For many, the 4th of July can be a fun time with family and friends. During this holiday, fireworks are the main attraction, but not always wanted by everyone.

Fireworks can stress out people as well as dogs, so Corpus Christi Animal Care Services wanted to find a way to comfort those in need. On July 4th, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. CCACS will be holding the first ever, Comfort Reading Event.

Specifically designed to help people who may have PTSD or anxiety around fireworks. Many dogs also do not like the sound of fireworks, and many times shelters are overwhelmed with an abundance of strays after July 4.

CCACS says the Comfort Reading Event is open to all ages, free and you will have to register in person. They say to bring your favorite book and maybe a chair or something to sit on.

For veterans who may have PTSD and would like other resources, you can check out the Nueces County Veteran Resources Page, or call 1-800-273-8255 for the Veteran Crisis Hot Line.