If you've found a pet, be sure to use precautions:
- Capture with care - if the animal is friendly, you may be able to capture it. If it is aggressive in any way, note the location and contact animal control. If you're able to locate an ID tag, try to contact the owner.
- Quarantine the animal - if you have pets of your own, keep your pets separated. Even if the new-found friend is friendly, an illness could be transferred or the animal could show signs of aggressions.
- Have the animal scanned - bring the animal to veterinarian clinic to check for microchipping. If a microchip is available, they can scan and help find the owners.
- Contact us! - we're happy to take the breed, location, and any other animal descriptions, should someone contact us looking for their lost pet.
If you've lost your pet, don't assume your pet will be back in a day or two:
- Check your home first - your companion may be trapped somewhere inside your home, garage, yard shed, or elsewhere on your property. Give a thorough search, and consider carrying some of your pet’s favorite treats or toys with you.
- Expand the search - search your local area, but be sure to receive permission from neighbors before searching their property.
- Post on Social Media - Nextdoor, Facebook, and Craigslist are good resources.
- Contact us and your vet - we'll take your furry friend's information down. Feel free to stop by with a poster. Your vet might be able to give you the microchip information so you can call the microchip company to make sure your pet's information is up-to-date.
- Contact shelters - in a 20 mile area. First, call and leave your details. Then, visit every shelter in the 20-mile area. Leaving a poster can be helpful.
- Call animal control
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