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The Humane Society of Central Oregon is bursting at the seams with scared dogs. Spokesperson Lynne Ouchida says ever since last weeks' thunderstorms, they have received about 40 dogs that ran away from their homes, trying to escape the thunder and lightning. "Thunderstorms not only cause stress during the storm, but then they're on the run, they're away from home, they get disoriented and thankfully, either animal control or a concerned citizen brings them in. so, the animals that actually to arrive here, which in reality is really a small percentage, they're the lucky ones. They are safe and secure until their families come and pick them up." Ouchida says they do want people to pick them up quickly; and if you are a dog sitter, call them or check their web site to make sure the dog isn't just sitting in the kennel. Of course a lot of stress could be avoided if your pet had proper identification, either through an I.D. tag or I.D. chip that is placed under the pet's skin.

 

 

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