1) Call your local police department first. When people find pets, this is often the first place they contact.
2) Call animal control. In our area, the police department will notify animal control
3) Contact Local Shelters.
Rockland: Hi -Tor 845-354-7900
Bergen: RBARI 201-337-5180
BCAS 201 -229-4600
4) Contact local Veterinarians.
5) Faxing and e-mailing pictures to Shelters and Vets
6) Social Media
As a crucial preventative measure, it is a good idea to have your pet microchipped. A tiny implant, the size of a piece of rice, is placed under the skin. This takes as long as giving a vaccination. The microchip has a number that is registered. Shelters, Veterinarians, and animal control have readers to red that number that is unique only to your pet. The registry is called, and the owner is reunited with their pet.