FOUND A PET?
Tips for FINDING a Pets OWNERS
Look for tags.
If there is no owner information, rabies tags can be traced back to the city that issued the rabies tag.
Contact your local Animal Control for the right steps in your city/parish.
Take the pet to a local veterinary office or animal shelter to scan for a microchip (which provides owners information).
It is a free service to scan for a microchip.
Post to Lafayette Animal Control Center Lost and Found: http://www.lafayettela.gov/acplus/RP_LostFound.asp
Post “found pet” ads in the local newspapers, websites and Social Network (Facebook, Etc). Include a photo of the dog and a way to contact you.
Create and Post Fliers: Make your own or download a free template here.
Knock on neighbor's doors. Bring a picture.
Ask your mail carrier if they know where the dog lives, also if you see a UPS/ local delivery truck.
If the dog is injured, don’t try to move him. Even the sweetest-looking animal might snap or bite when injured or scared. Instead, call your nearest shelter or rescue.
If the owners are not found after a few weeks you may want to:
If all rescue groups are full, some may offer to post a courtesy posting for a home; however most will want the dog completely vetted (altered, up-to-date on all vaccinations and heartworm free).