For the entire summer season, all pet adoption fees will be reduced to just $30 for dogs and $5 for cats. The Kern County shelter admitted 156 animals in that same time frame.
Denver Animal Control says they got dozens of calls this Fourth of July. "We have had in the past up to 800 animals in our care". And because Jessie had never seemed scared of fireworks before, they figured she would be fine. In the two and a half years her family has been fostering, they have fostered over 100 kittens.
"I feel good", he said.
The number of lost pets skyrocket during the Fourth of July holiday.
Now, the shelter is offering free adoptions on Saturday in hopes that they can find loving homes for the pets in their care.
For pet owners, it's no secret that animals are easily spooked by fireworks.
Haynes said if you do not see your pet on the Bradshaw Animal Shelter website, make sure to check other area animal shelters.
Just a few days later, after the Fourth of July activities the shelter is full again.
Rafael Dancel, 31, of Anaheim, worked an overnight shift Sunday as an echo technician at St. Joseph Hospital. "It's not chaos. It's not like it was 10 years ago".
"He freaked out", Dancel said.
The animals, majority of them dogs, are found by animal control officers or community members and then brought into the shelter. If your pet is already licensed, Animal Services is encouraging pet owners to update their contact information if they have moved or changed their phone number.
Kern County Animal Services Director Nick Cullen said the number of admitted animals in his county-owned shelter was down from the same period previous year.
The shelter recommends getting a microchip implant for your pets, or putting your clothes on the front steps to attract animals back home who have run away.
But McMillon did not think much of the cost when she saw Cutie Pie for the first time in days.
"She's a part of our family, so it's been really hard". "They were going off, one by one a lot", said Kalie Pearson.