When you find an animal that may be someone’s pet, please be empathetic and act the way you would want someone to if they found your lost pet.
Please do not assume that the owners are neglectful or mean. It might not be their fault the animal got lost. Do not decide that they are not worth looking for, or that the pet is better off without them. The animal you found may belong to a family that is heartbroken over the loss of their beloved pet. Please do not decide to just keep the pet yourself or rehome it without looking for the original owners.
Take the animal to the local veterinary clinic
The vet should be able to scan the pet for a microchip, if there is one, for FREE
Some local places to post/call about lost & found animals:
- For the Love of Louie *Michigan Lost Pet Lookers* Facebook page
- Advertise free on Mlive and Craigslist
- File a found animal report with Genesee County Animal Control
4351 W Pasadena Ave, Flint Township, MI 48504 (810) 732-1660
- File a found animal report with Humane Society of Genesee County
G-3325 S Dort Hwy, Burton, MI 48519 (810) 744-0511
You may also want to pass out or post fliers in your local area.