- First, think of the animal as lost and not abandoned and make every effort to reunite the animal to an owner.
- Contact our facility by telephone and report the animal as found.
- Bring the animal to our facility or check with a local veterinarian to scan the animal for a microchip.
- Return to the place where you found the animal and put up a sign near that location stating that you found the animal.
- If you find the owner, especially from a newspaper or website post, ask them to provide a photo of their pet and meet in a public place, like a police station.
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More information about microchips
- A microchip is a small device (size of a grain of rice) that is permanent and implanted with a needle under the skin of pets.
- Pets do not have to be given any pain medication or anesthesia to implant a microchip.
- Microchips are not likely to move or need repair if implanted correctly.
- Microchips, when scanned, show a unique code. The microchip must be registered with the corresponding microchip manufacture to record any owner and animal data.
- Microchips do not work like GPS locators or the LoJack Vehicle Recovery System. They cannot give a signal to locate your lost pet.
We can microchip your pet at our shelter. Refer to Fees/Fines for pricing.