Wednesday, August 8, 2012

World Cat Day public service: What to do if you find a lost animal

My cat Starfire pummels a ball of yarn
My cat Starfire pummels a ball of yarn.
Blogging at High Paw Media, author HighPaw has compiled ways that humans can celebrate World Cat Day, which is today.

Aside from publishing a photo of my cat Starfire (an exercise that needs no excuse), I thought a worthy contribution would be to share information in an article that was written by Kevin N. Hume and published in the Record-Bee today: what to do if you locate a lost animal.

As stated in the article, Clearlake resident Judy Kohlhagen found a dog on her porch on July 5.

Kohlhagen was directed by a receptionist at Clearlake Veterinary Clinic to a lost and found animal public bulletin on the Lake County Animal Care and Control website.
“‘I went on to the site and posted,’ Kohlhagen said. ‘Four hours later, the owner called.’”
The article advises that, according to animal care officials, residents who find stray animals after regular business hours should be prepared to care for the animal at least overnight before they can take the animal to the nearest animal control facility.

Bill Davidson, director of Lake County Animal Care and Control, recommends that people call and report the found animal so that the agency can create a record in case its owner calls looking for the animal.

The article notes that Lake County Animal Care and Control and City of Clearlake Animal Control are on Facebook.

My thanks to Twitter user @JazzBruno for raising my attention to World Cat Day, via her initial post and then by sharing the High Paw Media blog.

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