Dr. Ryan suggests leaving your dog at home, because you don’t know how a dog will react to the noise.
“It raised more questions than answers,” he says.
Police say the boy’s mother, grandmother and aunt planned the ruse last week to scare him, because they believed he was too nice to people. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says the family wanted to teach him about possible danger from strangers.
Organizers have been using sprinklers to saturate the soccer field where the fireworks will be set off..