FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): At least 35 pets were reunited with their owners on Tuesday.
More pets go missing on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year and this year was no different. Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control had 49 dogs and 43 cats brought into the shelter during the holiday weekend.
On Wednesday, the shelter said 35 of those pets were claimed.
If your pet went missing during the weekend, FWACC says you should come to the shelter and look at the missing pets.
If an animal is wearing identification or has a microchip, officials will attempt to contact the owner. Pet owners shouldn’t rely on identification or microchips because collars can fall off and microchips can be missed.
Pet owners are charged $15 for a “redemption” fee, but that can be applied to a spay or neuter surgery.
Residents can claim animals from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Wednesday, hours are extended until 7 p.m.
To see pictures of the animals found, go to the city of Fort Wayne’s website.