We follow the Lost and Found Dogs NC format on Facebook to allow us to post to their page in addition to our own page…..
Wayne County residents should use our page to post first because of our partnership with the Wayne County Adoption and Education Center or Animal Control. We post pics of their Lost and Found (L&F) in the shelter, and we have access to the animals to look at animals brought into the shelter by Animal Control. We ask that all owners check the shelter during business hours for your lost pet, but the partnership allows many owners to be reunited with their animals after many weeks of making the initial post….
FORMAT FOR POSTING..
HOW TO POST YOUR PET
Please include all of the following when asking L&FD to post your pet: (1) photo, (2) location (city/county/neighborhood) & date lost or found, (3) direct contact info (phone or email), (4) description/details. Please follow up on your pet’s post, so we can send out the alert again or close the case. Post updates right on the wall.
OUR ADD: FOLLOW UP WITH US IN FIVE TO SEVEN DAYS FOR POST TO BE SENT OUT AGAIN. NOTIFY IN POST IF YOUR HOME IS LOCATED NEAR THE COUNTY LINE(S). WE WILL POST TO OUR PAGE, NEIGHBOR COUNTIES IF APPLICABLE, AND LOST AND FOUND DOGS NC.
Once you have posted here, keep an eye on our wall for possible matches & check your original post. Next, be sure to notify/check all nearby shelters/vets & post an ad with photo on Craigslist (search L&F, Pets & Free sections).
Wayne County Animal Control is opened 12:00pm-5:30pm Monday-Friday and 1st and 3rd Saturday 10am-12pm…Contact Number is 919-731-1349
AFTER POSTING….LOST PET OWNERS SHOULD CREATE SIGNS AND FLYERS ALONG WITH DOOR TO DOOR NEIGHBOR NOTIFICATION AFTER PET IS LOST AND REPORTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS COMPLETE. The longer is the pet is missing. The greater will be distance from home the signs and flyers should be distributed. Post Ads. We can create a flyer for you to print and distribute. If you would like a free flyer created message Lost and Found to make the request.
FOUND PETS: WAYNE COUNTY LAW: FINDERS MUST KEEP THE PET 5 DAYS TO LOOK FOR OWNERS TO HAVE A CHANCE OF FINDING OR GIVE THE ANIMAL TO ANIMAL CONTROL IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO MEET THE FIVE DAY OWNER GRACE PERIOD. ANY RESIDENTS OR FINDERS POSTING ON ANY SITES FOUND PETS WITHOUT NOTIFYING ANIMAL CONTROL STILL FALL UNDER THE FIVE DAY PERIOD OF THE COUNTY LAW. THE SIXTH DAY IS THE TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP TO THE FINDER. YOU CAN’T MEET THE FIVE DAYS FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER. PLEASE WORK WITH THE VOLUNTEER STAFF….
A FINDER CAN WORK WITH LOST AND FOUND IF YOU CAN’T MEET THE FIVE DAYS BUT WANT THE ANIMAL TO STAY OUTSIDE THE ANIMAL CONTROL SYSTEM. THE VOLUNTEERS WILL WORK MAGIC TO KEEP THE DOG OUT OF THE ANIMAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE 5 DAY OWNER GRACE PERIOD OR MAKE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS IF POSSIBLE.
FINDERS MUST COMPLETE A FOUND DOG REPORT. WE HAVE AN ONLINE FORM THAT CAN TAKE US ONLY A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO COMPLETE ON YOUR BEHALF ON THE PHONE. THIS WILL ALLOW ANIMAL CONTROL TO MATCH ANY REPORTS TO LOST REPORTS FOR THE COUNTY…
PLACE AD IN THE GOLDSBORO NEWS ARGUS…..IT IS FREE…..
BE PROACTIVE INCLUDING POSTING MULTIPLE SITES ON FACEBOOK. PUT THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE PETS IN THE FOREFRONT. BE ENGAGED IN CHECKING THE SHELTER AND WORKING WITH VOLUNTEERS FOR LOST AND FOUND…
ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT FORMAT…PLEASE MESSAGE LOST AND FOUND….THANK YOU FOR USING OUR PAGE!