Independent Animal Care Services LLC
“I have lost a pet and i’m not sure what to do!!!” Don’t worry, we have you covered. Below is a description of what you should do if you have a lost pet.
So your furry friend has decided to go on an adventure and you have no idea where they may be. Lets start by getting the word out.
First contact your local police department and let them know that your pet is missing and ask if they have received any reports of your animal. A high percentage of our calls come directly from the police department so there is a good chance that they may be holding on to your animal while waiting for us to respond.
No luck there, give us a call. During our normal business hours we are on patrol and we may have picked up your little buddy. After hours we are dispatched by local police for pick ups too. If we have already picked up your pet don’t worry, we love all animals! Even the ones that may not love us back. All we will be doing is transporting him/her to the animal shelter that the municipality contracts with. As always, if its after hours you can report your animal missing by using our contact us page.
Finally, you are going to want to contact the animal shelter that your municipality is contracted with. All animals that we pick up are either taken to a vet, if medical care is needed, or to the animal shelter that the municipality is contracted with. Not only do different municipalities contract with different animal control companies, they also contract with different shelters. It is also a good idea to contact any other shelter that may take in stray animals in your area.
Most animals are required to be licensed in N.J. by state law. It is also a good idea to have your pet microchipped and/or be wearing a collar with an identification tag. Having these will allow us to reunite you with your animal quicker.