Franklin County Dog Shelter continues searching for owners of runaway dogs after Fourth of July holiday

Franklin County Dog Shelter continues searching for owners of runaway dogs after Fourth of July holiday
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The Franklin County Dog Shelter is continuing the search for owners of Fourth of July runaway dogs.

Communications manager, Andrew Kohn, said this year 100 dogs were brought into the shelter from July 3 through July 7. Last year they had 113.

He said this year they strived to educate owners about prevention and how to keep their dogs safe during the holiday. He said unfortunately, they did see a number of runaway dogs this year but 21 of them have been reclaimed.

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Kohn said if a dog is micro-chipped and has a license, owners get two weeks to claim their dog. If the dog does not have a microchip and the shelter can't find where it came from, owners have three days,

He said it's a great feeling seeing dogs reunite with their families, but for the dogs that aren't claimed, they're put up for adoption.

The shelter was packed today with pet lovers wanting to find their new furry friend.