ABILENE, Texas -

The Abilene Animal Shelter is in a bad situation.

As officials had predicted, fireworks spooked many area pets, and the shelter has been over capacity since the Fourth of July.

According to the city of Abilene, dozens of stray animals were picked up over the holiday weekend – and the shelter is now overcrowded.

Animal Services Director Aaron Vannoy said time is crucial if you lost a pet time because the city only has so much space to keep animals before the adoption process is started.

"It's going to be tight because we're in a very tight situation with a full shelter,” Vannoy said. “Some of them, depending on their health and aggression, may be euthanized sooner. But we're going to try to give them at least five to seven days, so they can be reunited with their family or at least adopted out."

If you are looking for your pet, go to the Abilene Animal Shelter's website by CLICKING HERE. This will take you to their webpage of pets up for adoption with their pictures. You can also call the shelter at (325) 698-0085 to check if your pet was picked up if you don't yet see them there.