Leavenworth Animal Control picked up about 20 dogs over the Independence Day holiday weekend, a police spokesman said.

Leavenworth Animal Control picked up about 20 dogs over the Independence Day holiday weekend, a police spokesman said.

Deputy Police Chief Dan Nicodemus said police believe many of the dogs were running at large after being spooked by fireworks.

"That's kind of what we attribute it to," he said.

Nicodemus said local residents whose dogs are missing can contact Animal Control.

The phone number for Animal Control is 913-682-0268.