Things you should do when your pet is lost
- 1. Visit our shelter early and often. The collar and ID tags may be lost and unless your pet is microchipped only you and you alone can 100% accurately identify your pet. Your cat or dog could well fit the description of 10 other strays.
- 2. Visit often as new strays come in daily!
- 3. Contact all the local vets and other animal welfare organisations in the surrounding areas, leave a detailed description of the pet and your contact details.
- 4. If you do not have a photo, be as descriptive as possible and try and include anything that can differentiate the animal from a similar one.
- 5. Send a message to our Facebook page administrator with a full description of your pet, a photo and your contact numbers.
- 6. Print flyers, put them up in public places and hand out to your neighbours, etc.
- 7. Do not give up after a few days, keep on trying.
- 8. In the event of a “Happy Tail” please share this with us, as we always LOVE to hear about them.
Things you should do when you have found a pet
- 1. If you have found somebody else’s pet, please inform us at Animal Welfare Society or bring the pet to us.
- 2. Please include a photo of the animal you are advertising as this increases his or her chances of finding their family.
- 3. If you do not have a photo, be as descriptive as possible and try and include anything that can differentiate the animal from a similar one.
- 4. When an animal is claimed, please ensure that ownership is authenticated. The best way to do this is to ask for a photo of the pet and compare the two. You can generally tell this by the animal’s behaviour towards the person claiming the animal. Please also take down the person who is claiming their pet's name, address and phone number.
- 5. In the event of a “Happy Tail” please share this with us, as we always LOVE to hear about them.
We request a voluntary donation of R60 if your pet is claimed within 24 hours of being brought in to AWS PE to cover administration costs and R60 for an AWS identity tag and collar; thereafter we request a voluntary donation of R100 per day to cover daily vet consultations, deworming, dipping, vaccinations, shelter and food and R60 for an AWS identity tag and collar.