SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The Fourth of July and dogs do not mix.
Every year, county animal shelters fill up with frightened dogs trying to escape the noise of fireworks.
By Friday morning, more than two dozen dogs were rescued by animal control officers. Some have been claimed, but at least 20 are still being held.
If you know your dog gets excessively frightened by the booms, there are some things you can do.
"Make sure your dog is in a nice secure room, he's isolated from the sounds as much as possible. We always recommend put a TV on or a radio on," Daniel DeSousa of the Department of Animal Services said.
To find out if the county has your dog and how you can pick it up, click HERE.