Whether you lost a pet, found a pet, or are curious about a stray, we are here to help.
14% of dogs and 15% of cats will go missing during a 5 year period in the US. Cats only have a 2-4% return to owner rate if they end up in a shelter.
Blue Ridge Humane Society is here to provide you with tips, resources, and advice on what to do if you find yourself in a Lost and Found pet situation. Reach out to our Community Programs team for additional assistance.
You can help your pet from becoming lost by following these simple steps:
- Microchip your pet and check your microchip information regularly to ensure it is up to date using a resource like foundanimals.org.
- If your pet has been micro-chipped, your chances of finding your pet as a stray increases dramatically. Contact us about having your pet micro-chipped.
- Keep a collar and ID tag on your pet, even cats!
- Always walk your dog with a collar or harness that won’t slip off.
- Train your cat to be comfortable wearing a collar with contact info, even if they are indoor. Contact us for more info on cat care.
- ID tags should contain your name, address, and phone number.
- Secure your home and yard.
- Fix gaps in fences, secure window, and make sure doors close properly.
- Register your pet on FindingRover.com to help with facial recognition if they are lost and end up in a shelter.