The Peninsula Humane Society's Coyote Point facility at 12 Airport Blvd. in San Mateo. (Courtesy Google Maps)

More than a dozen runaway pets found over Fourth of July weekend still at shelter

There were 21 animals found wandering the streets of San Mateo County over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and as of Thursday 17 of them were still waiting to go home, according to the Peninsula Humane Society & Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

“We believe many of the animals that came into our shelter fled their homes after becoming frightened by fireworks and other festivities associated with the Fourth of July,” PHS/SPCA spokesperson Buffy Martin Tarbox said.

California law requires shelters to keep found animals for four days before making them available for general adoption.

Any San Mateo County residents who are missing their pets are advised to look for them at the Coyote Point facility in San Mateo at 12 Airport Blvd., between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays or 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekends.

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