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Shelter Overrun With Nearly 100 Stray Pets This Week - PHOTOS

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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. -

The Beaufort County Animal Shelter, where this week they were inundated with pets... Pets that ran away because of severe weather and Fourth of July fireworks.

"At the beginning of the week we had 72 pets come in dogs and cats also, and a lot of these animals are getting loose because of the storms and it's Fourth of July weekend. Fireworks are going to spook everyone's animal, even the most docile ones," said Antwon Daley of the BCAS. 

Since the beginning of the week, nearly 100 pets have arrived at Animal Control, something they aren't prepared for.

"We aren't used to having that many animals at one time. We are used to having in the teens, 14-15 on a daily basis, but Monday and Tuesday were very crazy."

The craziness calmed down as some owners picked up their furry friends, and some animals may be transported to other shelters to clear some room, but there's something you can do to help.

"I would say keep your pets inside the house, keep them inside kennels, which would be the best for them, because even if you have them in an outside kennel or they are tied up, the fireworks are going to scare them, so they either are going to pull whatever you tie them to out of the ground or off the wire or they're going to get out of the kennels and run."

And probably end up at Animal Control, If you're missing your pet, or know someone who is, make sure you call officials immediately.

IF YOU WANT TO GET IN CONTACT WITH THE BEAUFORT COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER-- YOU CAN CALL 843-255-5010. Many of the pets will soon be availale for adoption. 

OR GO TO THE FACILITY ON 23 SHELTER CHURCH ROAD.

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