Metro Animal Control reports increase in lost pets

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro Animal Care and Control said they’ve seen an increase of pet owners reporting their pets missing or lost.

Pets possibly frightened by Fourth of July fireworks often end up at the shelter.

“The holiday is a fun time for a lot of people with fireworks, but that can be very scary for lots of dogs in the community,” said Rebecca Morris with Metro Animal Control.

“Often the week after July Fourth is when the shelters get the busiest of the summer. Typically in the summer we see between 40 to 60 animals come through our door every day and this week we might double that.”

The shelter is already full so they are inviting people interested in adopting a pet to come visit.

(Photo: WKRN)
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Anyone with a lost pet should contact the shelter in case they animal was turned into their facility.

Click here to visit the shelter’s website or call 615-862-7928.

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(Photo: WKRN)

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