Fireworks frighten furry creatures throughout the Valley

Fireworks frighten furry creatures throughout the Valley »Play Video
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- Thirty-three stray dogs have shown up at the Idaho Humane Society, frightened from home by the Fourth of July fireworks.

The Humane Society typically averages 50 to 60 stray dogs after the Fourth, so more lost animals are expected to show up, both dogs and cats.

"Fourth of July always puts a strain on the shelter," said the Humane Society's Hannah Parpart, "when you bring in fifty or sixty animals in a single day."

And in the aftermath of the Fourth, the Humane Society is waving all impound and boarding fees until Sunday.

"We've seen probably a half dozen owners," said Parpart. "But only one has found their pet here. But the rest are filing reports so when their animal does come in we can let them know right away.

And they're hoping to re-unite more owners with their wayward pets