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.
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