Animal shelters across the San Diego area saw a surge in dog rescues following the Fourth of July holiday and they are still working to return the pets to their owners.
Between San Diego County’s three animal shelters, 156 dogs were sheltered between the evenings of July 4 and July 7 and 57 of them remain unclaimed.
The Chula Vista Animal Care Facility (CVACF) took in 75 dogs and has only reunited 10 of them with their owners as of July 8.
Most shelters are only required to hold dogs for three to five business days before the dogs are put up for adoption.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to find your lost pet and bring it back home.
You may even be able to find your dog using the Finding Rover app on your smartphone. The app uses facial recognition software to match a photo of your dog with the photo on file at any of the county shelters.
Business hours at all county shelters are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Photos of dogs at the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility are also available here.
The CVACF is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.