What should you do when you realize your own pet is missing?
Visit the Carroll County Animal Shelter IMMEDIATELY
Stray animals are held between three to five days after they are picked up. If they are not moved up to the adoption area, they may be euthanized. It is necessary to go in person rather than call, because there are many animals at the shelter and the staff might not recognize your description of your pet.
Carroll County Animal Shelter
The shelter is located at 251 Automation Drive in Carrollton. Going North on Route 27, take a left at Columbia Drive and follow the red and white signs to the “Animal Shelter.”
Shelter hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 5:00; Saturday 8:00-4:00.
Shelter phone number: 770-214-3590.
Post your lost/found pet
Spread the word by posting on your Facebook page. You can also contact us by phone at 770-830-2763 or by email email@example.com, and we will post it on our Facebook page if appropriate.
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What can you do when you find a stray animal or someone’s lost pet?
Remember – even though the dog or cat isn’t wearing a collar, it may have been microchipped. Call the nearest veterinarian’s office to see if they have a universal chip reader. Or take the animal to the shelter and have them scan for the microchip.
Here’s a well-tested list of things you can do to try to reunite a lost dog or cat with its owner: What to do if you find a stray pet.
There is a more extensive overview of lost dog and cat behavior and tips at: Missing Pet Partnership