- License your pet. You can do it at the Animal Shelter, 950 W Warlow Dr., with proof of rabies shot.
- Check your perimeter. Walk your yard and check your fences weekly to look for damaged areas or holes that my have been dug.
- If your dog is lost, contact Animal Control at 307.686.5249 and file a report. If you believe your animal was stolen, a police report should be made.
- Contact your veterinarian and let them know your pet is lost. This step is often overlooked, but can prove to be quite helpful.
- If you find a lost pet, please contact Animal Control at 307.686.5249. Even if you don't see a tag, the animal may have a microchip that will get the animal back to the owner. You may hold the pet while they search for the owner if you'd like.
With warmer weather upon us many pets are left outside to enjoy the sunshine, which increases the chances pets getting lost. Last year there were more than 1,100 reports of missing pets; unfortunately not all were reunited with their families. Please make sure your pet has proper identification tags and/or is microchipped. City of Gillette Animal Control Supervisor Phyllis Jassek gives some helpful tips below. You can also read an article posted on Basin's Radio News Network.
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