Here are 27 sites you can scan and post for your dog or cat. This information is for Kern County, but, remember to look up social media pages within your own county.
Petsmart, Vets and shelters will scan for microchips if you find a pet. Please bring them there if you find one. Take a pic and post in this neighborhood app called nextdoor and ALL of these Facebook sites. Not everyone knows they are all there. Typically, only 1 or 2 sites are looked through.
If you plan to hold the animal, you must actively search for the owners. You also must take a picture and description to the shelter to add to their binder within 24 hours of finding. This is helpful for owners looking for their pet. The shelters should be last resorts! Especially Mt Vernon. Other than the SPCA on Gibson and ALPHA-CANINE, ( you’ll need to call to see if they have room first) I don’t believe we have any no kill shelters other then that. Unfortunately.
If you leave an animal you found at a shelter please give them your number as last resort. This will prevent the shelter from putting them down to make space. There are many resources to saving the animal.
Before you decide to adopt a pet you find the law says you should check for a microchip, report the dog to the shelters, post flyers and posters where you found, post on social media sites and craigslist. This has to be done shortly after found and you must wait 15 days prior to adoption.
Don’t forget shelters also are a good source to go look for your fur baby. As well as adopt. I would suggest going in person since they are all not uploaded and your baby could actually really be there just not downloaded yet.
Www.Petharbor.com is good at uploading these intakes right away.
Here they are however to check after hours.