What do I do if I find a stray pet?

If you have found a stray pet, the first step is to try and locate its owner. Check for identification tags, take the pet to a local vet to scan for a microchip, and post on social media and community lost and found pet pages. If the owner is not located, you can bring the pet to the Humane Society of Fremont County or contact animal law enforcement to pick up the pet.

If you choose to temporarily care for the pet until the owner is found, keep it separate from your own pets to avoid any potential conflicts. Provide the pet with food, water, and shelter, and continue to check for any lost pet notices or updates.

If the owner does not come forward within a certain period of time, you may be interested in adopting the pet. Please note that legal ownership of an unclaimed pet can only be transferred through the adoption process at a licensed shelter or rescue facility after completion of the stray wait period.

There may be associated fees with bringing a found pet to the Humane Society of Fremont County, such as a stray hold fee or vaccination fee. However, these fees help cover the cost of caring for the pet while it is in our care. We also offer resources and guidance for those who have found a stray pet to help ensure the pet is properly cared for and reunited with its owner.

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