Animal Foundation preps for hundreds of lost pets ahead of Fourth of July holiday

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- While many people are gearing up for fireworks displays, the Animal Foundation is preparing for an influx of pets that get scared by the loud noise and run away from home.

Animal Foundation running out of space after Fourth of July influx
A dog appears at the Animal Foundation on Monday, Feb. 16. (FOX5)

“The Fourth of July is the busiest time of year for the Animal Foundation… last year between July 1 and 10, we took in 412 lost animals,” Kelsey Pizzi with the Animal Foundation said.

Prior to the pandemic, the shelter took in 600 lost animals in and around the Fourth of July holiday. The shelter is preparing for hundreds of lost animals to come into their lost and found over the next week.

“Just for June alone, we put 450 animals into foster homes, and we adopted out in June 673, so we’ve been preparing for the Fourth of July for weeks,” Pizzi said.

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