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Lost and Found

Whether you have lost or found a pet, it is critical that you act quickly. If you have lost a pet, don’t give up too quickly. Keep looking for at least a month. We know of countless stories that have ended happily after weeks, even months, of searching. 
The following advice is from The Center for Lost Pets to help you with your particular situation.

Please select one:

Local Shelters

Tips for Finding Your Lost Pet

 Online Services

Why pets stray

A common reason a pet will stray from home is that it isn’t spayed or neutered and is looking for a mate. Spaying or neutering eliminates an animal’s reproductive instincts and decreases the desire to roam.

Tips for Finding Your Lost PetMake sure:

  • Your cat or dog wears a current rabies tag, license tag and an ID tag with your present address and phone numbers
  • Your address and phone numbers are on file with the veterinarian who provided your pet’s most recent vaccinations
  • Your contact information is current with the registry for your pet’s microchip identification implant

A microchip identification implant is the size of a grain of rice and is inserted under an animal’s skin. It contains a number that is filed with a national registry. The registry keeps owner contact information. When a shelter or veterinary practice finds an implant on a lost pet, they contact the registry. To get a microchip ID for your pet, consult your veterinarian.

Every dog and cat adopted from the Athens Area Humane Society has a microchip ID implant. If you have an AAHS pet and haven’t kept your contact information current with the national registry, please call us at 706-705-2247.