Mary Patt Clancy of Plainfield said she and her husband Kevin haven't attended fireworks celebrations in 14 years because of their dog Bianca.
"She was a very high strung dog and petrified of fireworks and thunderstorms," Mary Patt said. "It's so bad. She would just climb up on the back of the chair and shake. We'd put her downstairs and turn the radio up really loud. I don't think people realize how much fireworks affect some dogs."