Lost and Found

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Lost Pets

If you have lost a pet please follow these very important steps:

  1. Call or visit the SPCA immediately 570-825-4111.
  • Time is crucial – never hesitate to call us the moment you believe you have lost your pet.
  • If you have a photograph of your pet, please bring it to the SPCA of Luzerne County to include with your lost report or fill out the form below.
  • If you get our voice mail leave a message with the best number at which to reach you. We will return your call.
  1. Notify your neighbors, especially those who may not know you have a pet.
  2. If you have lost a dog, please leave a message for the State Dog Warden at 570-836-2181.
  3. Call your veterinarian and surrounding veterinarians in case your pet was found injured and taken to a local veterinarian for care.
  4. Make signs with a picture if possible and post them at local businesses and throughout your neighborhood.

 

Found Pets

  1. If you have found a pet, please call the SPCA immediately (570) 825-4111 with a description of the found pet.  We may have already received a lost report on the animal.
  2. Bring the lost pet to the SPCA to be scanned for a microchip.
  3. Contact your surrounding veterinarians – they may know who the pet’s owner is. If you have found a dog, please also call the State Dog Warden at 570-836-2181 – he may have a lost report for the dog you have found.

 

To Prevent a Lost Pet

Each year thousands of animals are lost and taken to local animal shelters.  Losing a pet is devastating and heartbreaking.  However, there are some very simple ways to help prevent the loss of a pet:

  1. Make sure all pets are micro-chipped, even cats that are kept indoors.  If you move, make sure you update your chip’s information with your current address.
  2. Have collars on all pets with a current id tag.
  3. Dogs are required to have a current county license.
  4. Keep a current photo of your pet – in case your pet beocmes lost, you will be able to show people what your pet looks like.
  5. Keep cats indoors, and never leave your dog outside unattended, even in a fenced yard.
  6. Never leave a dog tethered outside unattended.  A dog can find a way to get off the tether, and could potentially injure himself or be injured by either a person or other animal.