Helping a stray find its owner

Ever felt sorry for the stray looking lost on the street corner?

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It might not be the dog alone that’s miserable.

Somewhere there might be an owner who is feeling equally lost.

So, you’d like to help. The problem is you don’t know how.

Here are some tips on how you can help

A cruel owner? Don’t jump to conclusions.

Is the dog hungry? Does it have an abandoned look? Is it injured?

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The odds are that it picked up all these after it got lost.

The owner probably loved it. So, don’t get biased on seeing the dog’s condition.

That might (falsely) dampen your eagerness to find the owner.

Check for owner details

Okay. You’d like to help the owner find the dog.

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To do that, of course, you’ll have to find the owner first.

You can easily find out if there’s an owner. Look for ID tags.

If there aren’t any, look for tattoos. Remember, these may be hidden.

Look at places like inner legs or inside the ear.

If you’re lucky, you’ve probably found the owner.

No luck? Don’t be disheartened. There are other ways to find the owner.

Local papers can be a good source of information

You can check the local newspapers for lost dog ads. You can also check for missing dog posters in your neighborhood.

Report to the local animal shelter

If these steps didn’t help you, go to the nearest dog pound or animal shelter.

In fact, you’re required by law to do so.

There’s a twin advantage in doing that.

Animal shelters have better facilities to trace the owner, like scanning microchips.

What’s more, that’s where owners normally look for their lost animals.

Chances are that someone would come looking for it there, and Presto! Your job’s done.

Anything else you can do?

Yes, there is.

Your job doesn’t end with reporting at the animal shelter.

That is assuming you are keen on finding the owner.

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You can offer to provide shelter to the dog until the owner is found.

Animal shelters have their limitations.

They may not be able to support the dog for more than a few days.

You can also keep checking to see if there’s anything else you can do.

Flyers and Bulletin boards

There are more ways you can continue to search on your own.

Why not try making found dog flyers or put up bulletin boards.

They say a picture is better than a thousand words. Add a picture of the dog if you can.

Don’t reveal everything

In the flyers or bulletin boards, don’t give away all the details. Keep a few up your sleeve.

That will help you make sure that anyone claiming the dog is really its owner.

You can easily do this by checking up on little details that you have not revealed.

Conclusion: It’s worth the effort

Imagine the joy that you’ll be bringing into the lives of the dog and its master.

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With these tips, we hope you’ll be able to locate the owner.

Good Luck!

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