Here are some tips that we hope will help you reunite the found pet with its owner.
Search the neighborhood. Walk or drive through your neighborhood for several days to look for fliers. If you found an animal in your neighborhood then it probably lives in your neighborhood.
Advertise. Post found notices at grocery stores, community centers, veterinary offices, traffic intersections, at pet supply stores, dog parks and other locations. Also, place advertisements in newspapers and with radio stations. When describing the animal, leave out one identifying characteristic and ask the person who calls describe it. Include your immediate contact information, including numbers to call if you can not be reached.
You can place a FREE found ad in most local and community newspapers and it will run for 7 days. Daily Oklahoman: 405-475-3000. This is really important for the folks who do not use the internet and who do check the papers.
Contact local animal shelters and animal control agencies. File a found pet report with every shelter within a 60-mile radius of your home and take a found flier to post.
Look here to find your local Oklahoma City metro shelter, search online or check your phone book. If there is no shelter in your community, contact the local police department. Provide these agencies with an accurate description.
If the animal is wearing a Rabies tag, call the Clinic phone number and they will be able to give you the owner’s contact info. You should also have a vet scan the animal to see if it is microchipped. This can be performed for free.
If you are unable to locate the owners and choose to place the animal in another home, the OK Humane Place Spay + Neuter Clinic can help with low cost spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations. Please call 405-947-7729 for more information.