Lost or Found a pet? Here’s what you should do…

By October 29, 2015News

Did you lose a pet?

Call your veterinarian’s office and other vets in your area to report a lost pet:
Give a description including Male or Female, whether or not the pet has been  neutered/spayed, color, and any identifying markings; collar/tag info; microchip number; date pet went missing; cross streets where pet went missing; your contact information
Post on our Facebook page:  Rockford Animal Hospital
Post on the Facebook page:  For the Love of Louie “Michigan Lost Pet Lookers”
Visit/call the Animal Shelter (616-632-7300) or the Humane Society (616-453-8900) to see if pet was picked up and taken in.
Put an ad in your local paper – usually free
Put up fliers around your neighborhood and in vets’ offices

Did you find a pet?

Call your veterinarian’s office and other vets in your area to report a found pet:
Give a description including Male or Female, whether the pet has been neutered/spayed, color, and any identifying markings; collar/tag info; when pet was found; cross streets where pet was found; your contact information
Take the pet to a vet’s office to check for microchip
Post on our Facebook page:  Rockford Animal Hospital – and any other area veterinary   practices
Post on the Facebook page:  For the Love of Louie “Michigan Lost Pet Lookers”
Contact the Animal Shelter (616-632-7300) or the Humane Society (616-453-8900) to see if anyone called to report a lost pet
Put an ad in your local paper – usually free
Put up fliers around your neighborhood and in vets’ offices
MDARD has previously advised that as long as the finder of an animal places a Found pet report with animal control in their jurisdiction for seven business days, the animal can be considered theirs at the end of that seventh business day. For Kent Co that would be the Kent Co Animal Shelter and they can take those reports over the telephone. 616-632-7300

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