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Families reunited with pets spooked by fireworks

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July 05, 2013|by Hannah Davis | KWCH 12 Eyewitness News

Wichita, (Kan.) — The Wichita Animal Services center was a busy place July 5th because of celebrations the night before. Loud fireworks across the city scared pets, causing many to run away.

One of the those dogs was "Sancho." He belonged to Andrew Lynch. Lynch said he left Sancho out for a few minutes and when he came outside, the dog dug a hole under the fence and ran away.

"I was kinda angry at him for getting out," Lynch said. "But sad to see he wasn't there."

Lynch was one of the first people in line to look at the dogs at the Wichita Animal Services Center Friday. Once inside, he found his pet of five years.

"There are no words," Lynch said. "I'm just happy to have him home."

Officials at the shelter call this time of year "their Black Friday." They take in double the average amount of strays this holiday week. Workers will hold onto pets for three days, after that they will either go up for adoption or be euthanized.

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If you are missing your pet click here. You can look at photos of the dogs they have. But workers say the best way to make sure is to come down to the shelter and look.

Families reunited with pets spooked by fireworks
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