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What Should You Do If You Find A Stray Dog?

What Should You Do If You Find A Stray Dog?

There are many people who find a stray dog but really do not know what to do. Sometimes they may think that since the dog has strayed from their home, the owner must have not take good care of it, but that is not always the truth. If you have found a stray dog, there are some things that you really should do.

The first thing you should do is to make sure that you and the dog are safe. Before deciding to catch the dog, you should note that is the dog shows any signs of aggressiveness, and then call animal control.

If dogs are in traffic, you should pay attention to the safety of you both. Don’t go out in the road until you make sure that there are no cars that might endanger you or the dog.

If you have caught the dog, take it to an animal shelter. If you can’t do this immediately, you can provide it with a safe, temporary home.

If the dog has a tag, you should contact its owner immediately. If there is no tags and you cannot bring it to a shelter, you can make up posters and online advertisements. In the meantime, you need to take care of the dog as best as you can.

Veterinary clinics will have the ability to see if the dog is chipped. Some owners have inserted microchips into their dogs’ necks, which can give the owner’s name and contact information.

If you still don’t know what to do, just thinking about what would you like others to do if they find your lost dog.

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