Fido Freedom Days- redemption special June 30th-July 9th

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The 4th of July weekend is one of the busiest times of the year for animal shelters nationwide. During the fireworks and other festivities, dogs often get startled and become separated from their owners. To help reunite dogs that get lost this weekend, Lucas County Canine Care & Control is waiving many fees for owners reclaiming their dogs.

All stray dogs that come in between Saturday June 30th and Monday July 9th, and are claimed by their owners during this time, need only have a current Lucas County dog license to go home.

As always, people missing their dogs are encouraged to come and walk through the shelter daily.  Photos of all dogs taken in can be viewed at  The shelter will be open regular hours July 3rd , closed July 4th, and re-open for normal business hours on July 5th

Dogs at home should be wearing a collar with a dog license and ID tag to help them get back home quickly if they should get startled and run off.   If a dog has a microchip, we also encourage that owners make sure that the microchip is linked to current information.  During fireworks and festivities, it is safest to have your dog in a quiet secure area to help keep them safe and comfortable.