What to do if you find a lost dog

Now and then, a stray dog or cat may show up at your door. Or you may see one wandering aimlessly and scared in a parking lot or street.
Mark Brooky
Nov 10, 2012


Whether you're an animal lover or not, a blogger for "The Practical Mommy" says we all have the responsibility to watch out for the four-legged creatures. And, if possible, help them find their way home.

A blogger named Marissa has laid out a how-to guide in "What to do if you find a lost dog."

"Every year, many pets are lost by their owners," Marissa wrote. "Some of these pets escape yards, houses, kennels, parks, or even cars. Their owners may search frantically for them, as those pets were like members of the family."

Marissa said her guide will show you the steps you should take to try to find a lost pet's owner in a timely manner.

"If the owners do not come forward for their pet, learn what you can do about legally adopting the dog as your own pet," she adds.

To read more of the blog, click here.



Legally adopt....what the...! Just start taking care of the poor thing or find someone who will. If someone recognizes the animal, give it back. Another example of litigation out of control.(legally adopt to protect yourself) Geez O Pete no good deed goes unpunished!

Mark Brooky

Eric Kaelin from WGHN let me know that you can call the Grand Haven radio station to report lost or found pets, and they'll broadcast the info for free. 

"We have a pretty good track record for reuniting pets with their owners," he said. "We’re one of the few stations around the country that does that and it works."

Thanks, Eric! The Tribune classifieds also prints lost and found pets for free.


Nice update and helpful.


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