Influx of animals at SCRAPS after Fourth of July celebrations

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by JENICA VILLAMOR & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 5, 2014 at 8:10 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.—SCRAPS was packed with lost dogs on Saturday after they ran away while fireworks went off on Friday.

People were still dropping off lost pets at SCRAPS on Saturday afternoon. There were so many animals at SCRAPS that staff had to pull out temporary cages.

A 12-year-old beagle named Lucy was one of the many pets missing. She dug her way out of her North Spokane backyard near Wellesley and ended up at a barbecue a few blocks away. The neighbors took her into SpokAnimal on Saturday morning.

Lucy’s owner was happy to be reunited with her on Saturday morning.

"And we didn't tell our kids that Lucy was gone. We didn't want to upset them, but they'll be happy. They won't even know she's gone,” said owner Robert Brown.

SCRAPS encouraged owners to put a license on their dog and get a microchip implant. SpokAnimal was able to track down Lucy’s owner by using her chip.

SCRAPS staff wanted to remind the public to secure their dogs during fireworks.  

 

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