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72 animals arrive at Beaufort Co. Animal Shelter

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The July 4th fireworks aren't exciting for everyone. Many animals are getting scared by the noise and running away. The Beaufort County Animal Shelter has taken in more than 70 dogs and cats since the beginning of this week. 

Some have names, others don't. They come from all over Beaufort County and they're all in need of good homes.

"We're taking any dogs that's found on the streets," said Antwon Daley, animal care technician.

The holidays are a busy time for the Beaufort County Animal Shelter but this July 4th was one they didn't expect.

"Beginning this week, out of the first two days we had 72 animals come in, which is the most we've ever had," says Daley.

He says many of them were frightened by the early fireworks and ran away.

"Some were injured, some were emaciated but other than that most of them were owner surrenders or some were just lost."

Some even have microchips but they haven't been able to find the owners.

"They're not registered or not up to update and registered," he says.

Legally the shelter only has to care for the animals for five days but some have stayed for months.

The shelter does offer a fostering program and they transfer those who are adoptable to larger places like Hilton Head and the Atlanta Humane Society.

The staff just hopes the owners will come and claim their lost pet soon. So far, the shelter has found homes for 10 of the new dogs that have come in.

If you would like to adopt a pet from the Beaufort County Animal Shelter, please stop in or call them at 843.255.5010. 

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