One of the most common calls we get is "I've found a pet, what do I do?" CASS is here to answer that question!
Step 1: If possible, secure the animal. Some pets are scared so be patient and persistent. If you cannot safely contain the pet, call animal control.
Step 2: Check for tags or injuries. If they have tags, call their parents and set up a reunion. If they have a city registration tag, call the animal shelter for owner information. Similarly, if they have a rabies tag, call the vet office it originated from. Sometimes the owner information is stitched directly onto the collar so make sure to look there as well.
Step 3: Take the pet to the shelter or a local vet to have them scanned for a microchip.
Step 4: Hold onto the pet for 48 hours. Typically, pets don't wander too far from home so the chances are that someone is looking for them close to where they were found.Be sure to call the shelter and make sure that the pet is recorded as being found.
Step 5: Spread the word! You can print found dog/cat flyers from our template below, post the dog/cat on Finding Rover (coming soon!), post the dog/cat on Concerned Citizens of Cabot Lost and Found Pet page on Facebook, post on the pet on Arkansas Lost and Found Pets Network website, and post on the PawBoost website.
Alternatively, we get "I've lost my pet! What do I do?"
Step 1: Call the shelter and tell them that you're missing your pet and ask for them to keep an eye out for pets matching their description. Pets brought into the shelter will also be posted on our website under the "Adoptable Pets at Our Shelter" tab. Please keep an eye on the website just in case.
Step 2: Spread the word! Print and post lost flyers around where your pet was last seen. Post that your pet is missing on Finding Rover (coming soon), Concerned Citizens of Cabot Lost and Found Pets Facebook page, and Arkansas Lost and Found Pets Network website.
Coming Soon: Finding Rover is a platform to post lost and found pets around the Cabot area.