SAN ANTONIO - Animal Care Services said the recent Fourth of July holiday has resulted in a slight increase in the usual number of residents reaching out to ACS about lost pets.
ACS said half-a-dozen Facebook messages have come in from concerned owners whose dog or cat has gone missing since the holiday.
ACS said it urges any residents whose pet is missing to use these tips:
- Ask around your neighborhood and search street by street
- Post flyers with a picture
- Look in the kennels at Animal Care Services at 4710 State Highway 151
- You can also try searching from the following websites: www.SAACS.net, www.PetHarbor.com, www.Petfinder.com, www.SAPets.com and www.SAACS.net
- Man and Beast, Inc. offers a free pet lost/found service at (210)590-PETS
- Place a free newspaper or Craigslist ad and check the "lost/found" pet section
- Have a vet or shelter scan for a microchip if you find a lost pet
ACS said a collar and microchip ID are good proactive ways to help your pet before they get lost.
Roaming animals also stand the risk of being picked up by the city's animal care officers.
While Animal Care Services does have staff dedicated to reuniting lost pets with their owners, a registered microchip ID is more than a pet's ticket home-Microchips are the law in San Antonio.
For more information, check out www.saacs.net.No appointments are needed for microchipping.
ACS is located at 4710 State Highway 151 near Old Highway 90.