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Santa Barbara Co. Animal shelters take in 100+ lost dogs since Fourth of July

Posted at 10:50 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 01:50:42-04

Animal services in Santa Barbara County have taken in a large number of lost pets at its facilities after the Fourth of July holiday.

Since the holiday, animal services throughout the county have found 111 lost dogs, 95 lost cats, 19 rabbits and 25 other animals.

Of the dogs lost, 59 have been returned to their owners and two cats have been safely returned to their homes.

Animal services want pet owners to give them a call if they believe their animal got away during the Fourth of July festivities.

“We don’t want people to give up on finding their animal if their animal got out during the Fourh of July,” says the outreach coordinator at Santa Barbara County Animal Services Stacy Silva, “but we also want them to come down to the shelter to take a look at what we have and to see if their animal is here so that we can get them back home where they belong.”

Santa Barbara County animal services have three shelters across the county located in Santa Maria, Lompoc and Santa Barbara.