Email Emily Sears a photo and info about your lost pet or call Animal Control with info for posting. If you recognize a found pet, please call us so that we can reunite it with its owner
Tips & Resources
The best way to ensure that your lost pet will find its way home is to always have a collar with identification tags affixed. The Charlton Animal Control Bylaw requires that all dogs wear collars with a license attached. Cats who are indoor/outdoor may wear a break-away collar with an ID tag. Another option for both dogs and cats is microchipping.
Microchips are small computer chips (about the size of a grain of rice) that are injected under the skin, typically between the shoulder blades. Each microchip has a unique ID number associated with it and the number corresponds to owner information on file with the microchip company. If your dog or cat is picked up as a stray, Charlton Animal Control, most local shelters, and many veterinarian offices have scanners that can read the chip and then contact the pet's owner. Talk to your vet or a local shelter about microchipping.
Steps to Take
If your pet is missing or if you find a stray pet, follow these steps:
Notify Charlton Animal Control immediately
Notify surrounding Animal Control Officers and local shelters
Place a lost or found ad in the local newspaper
Create a flyer, with a photo if possible, and post it around town