SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The county Department of Animal Services announced Wednesday that it will start putting up for adoption nearly five dozen dogs that were brought to shelters after the July 4 holiday but went unclaimed.
Dogs often flee from their yards when they hear fireworks noise, which often cause them to panic.
In all, 156 runaway canines were brought to the county's three shelters in the few days after Independence Day festivities and most were claimed. Animal Services employees contacted the owners of pets with microchips.
Photos of the 57 remaining dogs are on the county's adoption web page at www.sddac.com/adoptions.asp.
"It's unfortunate that these animals haven't been claimed,'' said county Animal Services Director Dawn Danielson. "We're going to focus now on getting these dogs into new homes.''
Owners looking for their pets can check the lost and found page at www.sddac/lostandfound.asp. Pet owners can also use the facial recognition app
Finding Rover to see if their dog has been found.
Two San Diego police officers were shot and wounded in a standoff at a College Area condominium that left the suspect dead late Saturday night.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
Cooler weekend for the County due to a low pressure trough moving through the Great Basin. Weak and shallow marine layer may still be slow to clear.
A stretch of road in National City was shut down briefly after a large crowd took to the streets to celebrate the Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 victory over South Korea today in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.
A man was critically injured Friday night when he chased a ball into the street and was hit by a car.
Clayton Richard pitched three-hit ball over six innings for his fourth consecutive win and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Friday night.