lf you must leave a message, don’t forget to include your name, your phone number, a description of the animal, and the exact location where the animal was lost/found. Also, it can be very helpful to simply visit shelters in your local area to see if the lost animal was recovered.
New technology allows animals to be easily returned to their owners when they are micro-chipped and wear a collar at all times with identification tags and licenses. The microchip is painlessly placed under the skin by a vet and can be read at the shelter with an electronic reader. Ask your veterinarian or your local animal control officer about identity microchips.
Click HERE for a good article on the pros and cons of identity microchips for your pets, a practice which has been endorsed by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).