If you have found a stray animal in Delaware County, contact 911 as well as the municipality/township where the pet was found for next steps.
Here are a few suggestions if your pet is lost:
- Call 911, let them know it is a “non-emergency” and ask them to transfer you to Animal Control to report your pet being lost.
- Post “Lost Pet” signs in your neighborhood or wherever you lost your pet.
- If your pet went missing from your home, leave an item with your pet’s scent on it outside of your home. Walk or ride a bike around your home to leave a scent trail that your dog or cat may be able to detect.
- Tell your mail carrier, your neighbors and everyone you know that your pet is lost.
- Place a notice on Craigslist and Petfinder.
When you have found your pet, get him/her a permanent form of identification by being microchipped. We offer microchipping for dogs and cats at our Wellness Clinic and weekly at offsite mobile clinics in various locations in the Delaware Valley for just $35, which includes a lifetime registration. Microchipping is the only way to ensure your pet never goes lost for long. Vet offices, shelters, boarding facilities and most police officers own microchip scanning wands.