I found a pet what should I do?

  1. The AnimalShelter.org web site now provides a Lost and Found section. You can click here for detailed information.
  2. If the animal you found is wearing a tag, write down the tag number and call the agency that issued it. NEVER REMOVE THE TAG. If the animal escapes from you - tags are the only way it can communicate.
  3. Put up florescent or brightly colored signs in the area where a person driving by can see the signs. Make SIMPLE and E-Z to read signs:
  4. Pass out flyers in shopping centers, laundromats, schools and neighborhoods.
  5. Ask the neighborhood teens - they usually know a lot about what is going on.
  6. Put ads in local newspapers. Most papers do not charge for a found ad.
  7. Call on LOST ADS in all local newspapers.
  8. Walk the neighborhood with the pet on a leach. Try finding the owner. Report description to all area public and private shelters. Confine pet until the owner is found.
  9. If unable to keep the pet, bring it to an Animal Shelter or other licensed agency.
  10. Continue to advertise and look for the owner for at least 6 months.