What should I do if I have lost or found a pet?
*IF YOU FOUND A DOG THAT'S WEARING A DOG TAG YOU CAN LOOK UP THE OWNER BY
1) Gather all of the information that you can.
-Where and when the animal was lost or found and a recent picture
2) Immediate Steps to take -
Call in the description to WXTQ's Pooch Patrol. 740-593-6651
Call the dog shelters that are closest to where you live.
Submit the description and picture to Friends of the Shelter Dogs on Facebook.
Submit the description and picture to Athens County Lost and Found Pets on Facebook.
Please list the dog in both the Athens Messenger and the Athens News. They are free.
Post signs with description and picture in vet offices and businesses around where the dog was lost/found. Also give one to your mail carrier.
Walk/drive around asking your closest neighbors if they have lost/found a dog.
Visit the dog shelters that are closest to where you live, take a sign with the description and picture to leave at the shelter. GO EVERY DAY!
**Please note - if you have found a dog, don't give info such as if it was wearing a collar, if neutered, distinguishing marks. Make the person trying to claim the dog describe them to you.**
Important Resources you can use –
Pooch Patrol - http://wxtq.com/poochpatrol/
Athens County Dog Shelter – http://www.co.athensoh.org/residents/dog_shelter/index.php
ACDS Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/athenscountydogshelter/timeline
Friends of the Shelter Dogs Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/athensfosd
Athens county lost/found pets Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/athenslostfoundpets