Please do not contact us about your current pets that are unwanted.
Lake Haven is a rescue for homeless or orphaned animals only. Current
pets are the responsibility of their owners. Pet ownership is a
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A found animal should be
brought to a shelter in the county in which it is found.
However, two questions you
need to ask before dropping any animal at a shelter:
Do they sell their
animals to research?
What method do they use
to euthanize animals should they have to be put down? The most
humane way is sodium pentothal injections, rather than gassing
animals or other forms of euthanasia.
Follow the steps below to attempt to locate the owner (actively search
for 7 days) while you care for the dog/puppy:
Report the stray dog/puppy to your local animal control. Check with your
local shelter for specific requirements in your area.
Check with the local humane society, animal shelters, rescue groups and
veterinarians to see if anyone has reported a lost dog/puppy. The
shelters and vets usually keep a Lost/Found pet list to help owners
reunite with their pets. It is best if you call as many as you can. Most
people contact these places first to advise them of their missing dog.
It is very helpful if you can also take the dog/puppy to a veterinarian
to have them check for a microchip to identify the owner.
Place a “found” ad in at least one local newspaper. When placing the ad,
be general when you describe the pet, as you will want all callers to
describe the dog/puppy’s unique characteristics in detail in order to
confirm that this is the actual true owner. Some dishonest people may
try to claim an animal which does not belong to them.
Post flyers around the area you found the pet. Include places that have
bulletin boards, such as pet stores, shopping centers, gas stations, and
farm supply stores.