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People who lost pets during Thursday night’s explosion and fire in San Bruno are being assisted by the Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA at their headquarters in San Mateo as well as a location in San Bruno, a PHS/SPCA spokesman said.

Pet owners who are missing animals should visit the PHS/SPCA main office at 12 Airport Boulevard in San Mateo, or the Veterans Memorial Recreation Center, located at 251 City Park Way in San Bruno, to see if their pet is there or to file a missing pet report, said spokesman Scott Delucchi.

The main office in San Mateo will stay open 24 hours to accept lost pets. Pet owners looking for their animals can visit the main office until 7 p.m. today, Delucchi said.

PHS/SPCA workers have been on the streets all day searching for lost pets and they will also visit homes to check for animals, Delucchi said.

About 15 to 20 pets have been rescued and taken to the shelter in San Mateo.

“If we have an address we can secure their pets,” Delucchi said.

A “handful” of animals have been claimed, Delucchi said.

The shelter is currently holding one dog that was recovered Thursday night but no one has claimed it, he said.

The shelter will house lost pets for free for 30 days, Delucchi said.

Wildlife that was injured in the fire can also be dropped off at the shelter in San Mateo, Delucchi said.

The PHS/SPCA is in need of donations of unopened dog and cat food, he added.

“Any brand, any size, any style, as long as it’s unopened,” Delucchi said.

People missing pets can call the PHS/SPCA at (650) 340-7022, ext. 399.

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