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Found Pet Tips

Tips for getting a pet safely back to his/her family…

One of the first important steps of finding a pet is to have it scanned for a microchip.  It can be done at any vet office or shelter or Petsmart FREE of charge and no appointment is needed.  If it is a weekend, an ER Vet can help!

*Notify your local Animal Control/Humane Society to report that you found a pet within 24 hours!  Link to a listing of all area shelters – www.indylostpetalert.com/shelters/

*Notify local veterinarians that this pet has been found in case they receive a LOST report from the owner.

* Please do not show a pet’s collar, harness, bandana or other special distinguishing features, such as being spayed/neutered or having mark in a special shape, so that an owner can be asked to identity them.   You will notice that we cover collars and/or harnesses in all of our postings. An owner should also be asked to provide pictures, adoption records, and/or vet records.  *This is important for the pet’s safety!

*Be aware of any local ordinances regarding the “rehoming of pets” – Marion County – Section 531-208 – Lost and Stray Animals – states that “With the exception of the Humane Society of Indianapolis or other humane and/or breed rescue organizations recognized by the animal care and control division, the finder will be considered the found animal’s owner for purposes of this chapter only after the animal is in the finder’s custody for thirty (30) continuous days.” Hamilton County thirty (30) continuous days, Madison County seven (7) days, Boone County seven (7) days, & Hendricks County seven (7) days.

*Post lots of signs in the area or intersection where he/she was found, especially entrances/exits of your neighborhood. Neon signs really stand out! Not all people use social media so signs are important!

*Please share his/her alert on your Facebook Page and ask others to share also.  If you have a neighborhood or town Facebook Page or www.nextdoor.com site or email list, please get the word out about him/her using these methods also. It’s quite common that a found pet will belong to a family very nearby.

 

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