THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Q - I found a stray, homeless animal. What do I do?

Being lost is a very stressful event for both the animal and his guardians. If you have an animal that you think is lost, consider trying to find the animal's home, or call the SPCA or local Animal Control to discuss options. Most lost animals belong in the neighborhoods where they are stray and the guardians may be frantically looking for their pet.

Visit our Lost and Found section for more information.

If you do end up taking the animal to a veterinarian clinic or shelter, ask them to search the animal for permanent identification (microchip or tattoo). The lost animal may even be registered in BC Pet Registry, the BC SPCA’s provincial pet identification registry.

 

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