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Last updated 7/4/2016 at 8am

The week following the Fourth of July sees thousands of stray cats and dogs enter shelters nationwide.

If you know fireworks are allowed in your area, double check your pet still has a name tag on their collar and fences are secure.

During this time of year, shelters everywhere prepare for weeks in advance to try to make sure that they are able to properly accommodate all the lost incoming animals after July 4. Despite the effort, the Humane Society of Imperial County is one of the many shelters that has officially run out of room. 500 animals are already in their care and there is no room to spare.

If you do lose your pet or have found a lost pet, remember to make contact with Animal Control as well as making use of available social media. Borrego Sun Online and our Facebook and Twitter pages will spread the word or share your posts. Free lost and found adverts are available at any time of the year.

Local Animal Control agencies

County 442-265-2655, opt. 0

*County services cover Niland, Ocotillo Wells, Salton City, Bombay Beach, Palo Verde, Winterhaven and all unincorporated areas of each city.

El Centro 760-336-8981, dispatch: 760-352-2113

For any wildlife that is found, please contact the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge at 760-348-5278.

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