If you cannot safely approach the animal or if it runs away, call your local animal control or police department immediately. Be sure to give the dispatcher the exact street address where the animal was last seen. Check for ID. Once you have contained the lost pet, check to see if the animal is wearing anID tag.
If you've found a dog Your local authority must provide a dog warden service, and you can find more information on your local council's website. If you've found a healthy-looking dog: Report the dog - report the stray dog to the council, and ring local vets and rescue centres.
If you're not able to safely restrain the animal, call the local animal control agency (in rural areas, call the police). Do so whether or not the animal is injured, and whether or not they are wearing an identification tag.
In most cases, animal control will pick up a stray dog. Some will pick up the animal, while others may require that you bring the pup to their facility. Start by calling your local animal control to find out your area's policies on strays.
Call your local animal control.
What is another word for stray dog?
|wild dog||feral dog|
|free-ranging dog||pariah dog|
|street dog||village dog|
Call animal control or the police. It is better to get the authorities involved.
If you find a lost dog Take the dog to a vet so it can be scanned for a microchip if the dog has no tag or you can't contact the owner. Otherwise, contact us. The information on the microchip will help us contact the owner and return the dog to them.
If you have found a dog, call us on 09 301 0101. We will try to identify the dog and contact its owner. If we can't contact the owner, we can arrange with you to collect the dog.
Contact Your Veterinarian Your vet's office should also be able to put you in contact with a local company to handle cremation or burial. Fortunately, most vets have a relationship with at least one local business that offers these services.
The stray dog/cat population is actually the responsibility of the City Vet/Pound through the City Health Department. You may report the strays or abandoned animals to them.
The first person you should call is your vet. If they don't have the facilities to handle your dog's body as you wish they will be able to direct you to someone who does. If there is a Pet cemetery in your area, they are also usually able to make collections. At times you may have to transport the body yourself.