What To Do If You've Found a Wayward Pet
Finding a stray can be problematic. They're often scared and confused, and won't easily come to strangers. Also, it's hard to determine if a stray is lost or feral, and they might be aggressive. Use caution.
Don't attempt to chase a stray animal. Sit, call it to you, and use food as a lure. If the animal appears sick, hurt, or aggressive, call the Animal Service Center immediately to have an Animal Control Officer handle the situation.
If you're able to get the animal into your possession, the first step to take is to determine whether or not the owner is in the immediate vicinity. They might be frantically searching for their pet, and it would be a shame to miss an opportunity for a reunion. Walk or drive around the neighborhood where the pet was located. Ask around.
If the owner isn't found, take these steps to make sure your wayward visitor is easy to locate:
Remember, any stray animal *might* be someone's beloved family member. Good luck!