Did you know that more pets go missing on the 4th of July than any other day of the year? That mans July 5th is often the busiest day of the year for animal shelters as dozens of lost pets, spooked by 4th of July celebrations, are brought in for safekeeping in hopes of being reunited with their owners. You can prevent your pet from ending up here with these three simple tips:
#1 Make sure your pet is wearing ID and your pet’s microchip information is up to date. Also, have a current photo of your pet handy in case you need it.
#2 Leave your pets at home. Bring them indoors if at all possible, and if you are going out, leave a radio on to help calm your pet. If your pet must be outdoors, be sure to check your yard, gates and fence for escape points.
#3 If you are having a party, be sure your pet has a safe place away from the action to hide and warn visitors to be careful if your pet tends to dart out the door.
If you do lose your pet, or if you find a lost pet, please notify us immediately and file a Lost or Found Report by contacting our Lost & Found Department at 214-670-9501 or DASLost@DallasCityHall.com.
We will be open Tuesday, July 5th 11 am to 6:30 pm and Dallas residents who have found pets can bring them to us for safekeeping if needed.
For more information on how to find a lost pet, or reunite a found pet with their owner, visit our Lost & Found page, reach out to us on Facebook, or visit the Dallas Companion Animal Project Lost Pet Network website.