Blue Angels Safety Alert: Seattle Humane Offers Pet Safety Tips for Seafair
The Blue Angels roaring in Seattle skies at Seafair may be captivating for humans, but the loud roar of jet engines can be hard on companion animals. With a little planning, you can keep your pets calm and safe at home.
The squadron will take to the skies Thursday and Friday for practice flights. They’ll also be performing at the Boeing Air Show Saturday and Sunday at Genesee Park on Lake Washington.
Blue Angels Flight Schedule:
• Thursday, Aug. 4: 9:45 a.m. – noon; 1:15 – 2:40 p.m.(Practice)
• Friday, Aug. 5: 1:15 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. (Practice)
• Saturday, Aug. 6: 1:15 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. (Full show)
• Sunday, Aug. 7: 1:15 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. (Full show)
Keep your furry family members safely indoors in an enclosed room, preferably one without windows. The biggest risk is that pets will get loose and become lost. Even if a pet is secured inside, the sound of the Blue Angels flying overhead can cause them to panic. Your companion animals should be microchipped and they should be wearing an identification tag on their collar. If you have moved, make sure that the microchip company has your current address and phone number. If you are expecting guests, keep your pets in a room that is off-limits to guests, with plenty of fresh water.
Surround your pets with their favorite toys and other familiar objects to create a calming environment. Play soothing music and keep the room as quiet as possible by closing doors, windows, and blinds.
Seattle Humane offers $20 microchipping (includes national registration) for pets of income-restricted guardians. Appointments are available on a drop-in basis seven days a week from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. For more information call (425) 641-0080 or visit the microchipping page at seattlehumane.org.