© 2019 Fulton County Animal Shelter

Fulton County Animal Center

1540 Wentzel St.

Rochester, IN 46975

Lost a Pet?

 

If you have LOST a pet, we recommend you do the following:

  • Give us a call to file a lost pet report.  You may also email or stop by in person.

  • If your pet is microchipped, contact the microchip company to see if someone has called in your pet’s information. This is especially important if your information was not current. A shelter or vet office may be looking for you but they’re unable to reach you.

  • Check websites like our facebook page, and craigslist. Many people will post pets they’ve found on these sites.  

  • Advertise in the paper for your lost pet.

  • A picture of your pet along with the description is usually helpful when posting notices.

  • You might try posting your pet's picture at all major intersections near the area where it was lost. Also post these notices at nearby markets or grocery stores or any other place a person sheltering your pet might need to go for supplies.

  • Advertise at all nearby Veterinary clinics. Keep in mind that if your pet has been injured, a "Good Samaritan" will often bring it to the nearest Vet.  Again, including a picture with the description is usually helpful.

  • If you have lost your cat, focus your search around your home and neighboring homes. Cats often look for small nooks and crannies to hide in when they’re frightened, so checking under decks and porches and behind the bushes up against the house is a good place to start your search.

 

Found a Pet?

 

If you have FOUND a pet, we recommend you do the following:

  • Check with neighbors to see if they are missing a pet. So many times pets merely wonder a few doors down, so you can help get a pet home as quickly as possible by knocking on a few doors.

  • Check for tags/identification. If the pet has ID, contact the family to alert them their pet is in your possession.

  • If the pet has no ID, take the pet to a local veterinarian or bring it to us to be scanned for a microchip.

  • Always report a found pet to the Fulton County Animal Center and other area shelters. Someone is likely missing their pet terribly,so filing a found pet report will help us match up a lost report for that pet should one come in.

  •   You may email the information to (email)  or call 574-223-7387.  It is helpful to send us the following information:  When you found the animal, where you found the animal, a thorough description (picture would be best), and any collars or tags it is wearing.  If you are not able to properly care for the animal until the owner is found, please bring it to the Fulton County Animal Center.

 

We do not charge a surrender fee for strays.