The Fourth of July is an extremely busy time for animal shelters — and this year is no exception.
In just 24 hours, El Paso Animal Services has already received more than 120 lost animals over the holiday.
According to a spokesperson, the shelter will be open until 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday to give owners extra time to claim their pets.
Animal Services is also waiving pet reclaim fees for the entire month of July. A $12.50 licensing service fee will still apply.
Last year, the facility took in more than 800 animals during the first week of July.
“We have a large population right now, and the more dogs we have that come in, the more uncomfortable it would be for the dogs that are in our population,” Animal Services Director Paula Powell told KTSM.
If your pet got lost over the July Fourth holiday, visit Animal Services located at 5001 Fred Wilson or click HERE to see if it has been turned in.