While driving , if you saw a dog or a cat wandering around alone, would you stop to help it? It is surprising how many people don’t.
A couple of my co-workers saw a puppy last night running in a very busy road. They said everyone was just driving by and no-one was even slowing down for the pup. Thank God for my co-worker’s compassion! They did stop and scooped him up and out of danger.
I‘ll never understand how anyone can see another living creature in danger, whether it be from traffic, starvation, other animals, weather, and even danger of other people, and not help it. It is one thing when it is wildlife running around (but still if they seem to be in danger, you should try to help), it is another thing if it is an animal such as a dog or cat. Obviously, these are domesticated animals and most likely someone’s lost pet.
If YOU see a dog or a cat wandering alone, please take the time to help them to safety and to try to locate the family.
When trying to locate a lost pets family there are a few things to keep in mind.
- Do not hand the pet over to just anyone
- Make them describe something about the pet only the family would know about them
- If you post a picture of the pet, do something like take off the collar (if they have one on), so when the family describes the pet to you they would have to mention the collar and something specific about it, like the color
- I almost forgot until Colin reminded me in his comment below. Take them to a Humane Society or Animal Hospital to check for a microchip which is the best way to reunite them with their family
- Great tip shared in the comments: Have them show you a photo of the pet!
Having someone prove it is their pet before handing them over could save that pet’s life from those who may have bad intentions.
If you have any other recommendations or suggestions, please share them in the comments of this post. We all need to come together and help protect and care for these precious beings.
You may someday be the one looking for your lost pet. So do for others what you would want done for you and your beloved pet.
You’ll be happy to know the puppy in this post is not the lost puppy. She is my co-workers new furry family member. The very co-worker who helped the little puppy in the busy road last night!
Her name is Lily and as you can see she is doing just fine!