The irony of using a fireworks stand to help cats and dogs isnt lost on animal rescuers.
Many dogs are terrified by the loud pops and bangs of fireworks, often causing them to flee their homes in fear. When firework season opens, the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility will see an increase the stray dogs brought to the shelter.
The shelter uses Facebook to post lost and found pets, and typically has a good success rate in helping reunite lost pets with owners. Owners will need to pay an impound fee to the City of Iola for pets brought in by animal control officers, though.