Fewer lost pets in Jackson County after 4th of July fireworks

Jackson County, Ore — July 5th is one of the busiest days of the year for local shelters looking to reconnect owners with their scared pets.

The Jackson County Animal Shelter says they’ve only taken in 3 dogs since last night’s fireworks, one of which was already returned home.

That number is down from previous years. They’re crediting people for taking care of, and properly identifying their pets.

Even so, pets who do get lost have a better chance at finding their way home if owners move quickly.

“Report your missing dog to the animal shelter, we keep track of all the calls that come in, we’re the only place where law enforcement and the public bring stray animals,” said Barbara Talbert, Animal Services Manager.

The shelter says they have received several calls about lost pets, but many have been found thanks to social media and tags with updated phone numbers.

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Matt Jordan is the Chief Meteorologist for KOBI-TV NBC5. Matt joined the NBC5 weather team in 2014 after a year as a reporter and anchor in Alexandria, Louisiana. His experience with the severe weather of the Deep South and a love of the Pacific Northwest led him to pursue a certification with Mississippi State University as a Broadcast Meteorologist. You can find Matt working in the evenings of NBC5 News at 5, 6 and 11 as well as online. Matt also has a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. In addition to being passionate about news and weather, Matt is a BIG Oregon Ducks fan. When not rooting for the Ducks or tracking down the next storm over the Pacific, Matt can be found outdoors in the Oregon wilderness with his wife, his daughter and their dogs Stanley and Gordi.
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