FOUND A LOST PET

YOU'VE FOUND A STRAY PET - NOW WHAT?

BE CAREFUL!
You don't know this animal. It may be ill, not current on vaccinations, and/or not good with children or other animals. Therefore, be careful when handling the animal. If the animal is friendly, try to secure it at your home to keep it safe while you take the following actions.

CHECK FOR IDENTIFICATION

* Do not chase.
* If the animal comes to you, check for identification tags or a license. Call the number on the tag. If there are no tags, also check the outside and inside of the collar for identification.
* If the pet does not have a collar, you can take it to any local veterinarian to have it scanned for the presence of a microchip identification. Veterinarians will do this scan for free. While at the vet office, ask the vet to identify the main breed of the pet and its approximate age. This will help you describe the pet as you try to find its family.

Immediate Notification
Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter recommends Helping Lost Pets (HeLP).  HeLP provides one website and services free for animal shelters, veterinarians, volunteer groups and any pet related business or organization so that we can all network everywhere to save more pets. Companion Websites are: Lost Dogs of Wisconsin (Facebook Link or Website ) and Lost Cats of Wisconsin (Facebook Link)