Lost/Found Pets

We all hope our beloved pet never is on the missing list but unfortunately it can and does happen. Someone leaves a door or gate open, the dog runs off when it was only suppose to be doing it's "business" and so on.

The first thing everyone should have on their pet is an id tag with your phone number on it. A city license tag or a rabies tag can be next to worthless if an animal is found after hours. Having your pet micro chipped can be beneficial but it is not a guarantee you will get your pet back. As an owner you will need to keep the chip updated. Then there is the issue of getting the pet scanned.

If you have lost your pet or found someone else's pet here is what you should do.

  • Contact your local shelters with your information.
  • Putting lost and found information on social media has it's pros and cons. It may return your pet to you but it also may give the finder all the information about your pet. And they may keep it.
  • It is best to bring a found pet to a shelter so the owner can pick it up. Some times people will lie to the person who has the animal and claim it when it is not theirs.

HART DOES NOT LIST FOUND OR IMPOUNDED ANIMALS ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR THE WEBSITE TO AVOID THE PET GOING TO A WRONGFUL OWNER. THIS HAPPENED YEARS AGO AND MAKES FOR A SAD SITUATION.

LOST Pets:

We are very sorry you have lost your pet.

Remember an ad with a clear photo will help someone recognize your pet should they see him/her in the future! These can be hung up at grocery stores, pet stores and other local businesses.
( Info such as color, sex, breed, hair length, scars or any distinguishing marks are also very helpful. Also if your pet has a microchip, this can help your pet come home.)

The Brainerd Daily Dispatch will run lost and found ads for free.

Remember the SOONER you follow the steps above, the sooner your pet will be home. The longer you wait, the more chance you will not see your beloved pet.

FOUND Pets:

Remember an ad with a clear photo will help someone recognize their pet! These can be hung up at grocery stores, pet stores and other local businesses.

( Info such as color, sex, breed, hair length, scars or any distinguishing marks are also very helpful.

The Brainerd Daily Dispatch will run lost and found ads for free.

If you've found a pet with a microchip, search here.