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As the Fourth of July approaches, pet owners across the South and Central Coasts are being reminded about the dangers of fireworks.

Pets are frightened by fireworks.

“They will jump through windows, over fences. They don’t know where the explosions are happening,” says Randy Friedman with Ventura County Animal Services.

Many animals go missing or get injured or even killed. And that’s why he says don’t bring your pets to the fireworks. 

(Santa Barbara County Animal Services photo)

Authorities are investigating a shocking animal abuse case in Santa Barbara County.

Some 20 plus rabbits were abandoned near a dumpsite north of Los Olivos, in the Santa Ynez Valley.