Lost and Found Pets
If you have lost your pet, please come to the shelter and see if your pet is here, and if not, we will put a lost ad on file. Photos are extremely helpful and help us identify your pet. Please check back with us every 2-3 days as we cannot guarantee we will recognize your pet. Some information on resources specific to our area: Kentuckiana Lost & Found Pet Network is a very active Facebook Page. Post your pets photo there, and watch for your pet to be posted as found. In addition , a local Facebook page, New Albany Floyd Co Lost & Found Pets has been started. Please use this resource too, as the number of animals on Kentuckiana Lost and Found Pets can be overwhelming! Many people post Lost and Found pets on Craigslist and the local newspapers. Contact any veterinarians, groomers, or businesses in the area that your pet was lost. If your pet has a microchip, contact the company and let them know your pet is missing, and confirm that your contact information is accurate. Make sure that you have vaccination records and a photo of you and your pet accessible as proof of ownership to reclaim your pet.
For further information, please use this link http://www.missingpetpartnership.org/recovery-tips/. This link gives great details about the best lost and found posters, how to search, and great information about species specific behaviors when lost. In particular, the information available about indoor cats that get lost is extremely valuable! PLEASE take the time to check out this tool!
If you find a lost pet, you are required to attempt to find the owner before keeping the dog or rehoming it. First, contact your local animal shelter to see if anyone has reported the pet missing. The pet should be identified by breed, color, special characteristics, and be scanned for a microchip. MANY PETS NOW HAVE MICROCHIPS! Your local shelter or veterinarian can help you with these items.
If you want to keep the found pet safe, check these additional resources after contacting the shelter. Kentuckiana Lost & Found Pet Network is a very active Facebook Page. Also, please utilize the page, New Albany Floyd Co Lost & Found Pets page. Post your found pets photo there, and watch for the pet to be posted as lost. Many people post Lost and Found pets on Craigslist and the local newspapers. Contact any veterinarians, groomers, or businesses in the area that the pet was found..