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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's the most common time of year for people to lose their pets.
Animal control is dealing with an influx of stray animals, a day after the 4th of July.
Officers say many people bring their pets to cookouts and the fireworks, when they should be left at home. Loud noises often scare them away.
That's the case for missing South African Boerboel, Katona. The dogs' owners, Lesli Valdez and her daughter Destiny, are worried sick.
Valdez says, "We just woke up, went out to feed her and noticed she was gone. We heard all kinds of fireworks around the house, really loud ones."
Valdez says the one-year old has not been exposed to such loud noises, which may be the reason she took off.
She came to Metro Animal Services, with 'Lost Dog' sign in hand, hoping to find their friend. They didn't have much luck.
Stray dogs have been tricking into Animal Services all day long.
Director, Justin Scally, says it's keeping them busy. Scally says, "We've seen about 40-50 animals come into our facility in the last 24-36 hours which is a mix of stray and intake. It's not as huge as I was expecting it to be but it is a high number for a 24 hour period."
If you lost your pet, officer's say to ask your mail carrier, neighbors, and post signs around town. Also, check in with local animal shelters.