03/07/07 — Program can help owners find lost pets

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Program can help owners find lost pets

By Andrew Bell
Published in News on March 7, 2007 1:54 PM

After a week, several animals have been reunited with their owners thanks to a new lost and found program implemented at the Wayne County Animal Shelter.

Wayne Animal Shelter Director Justin Scally said the program is meant to be a two-way street for the county's pet owners. If someone loses an animal, they can fill out a lost pet form at the shelter, which is located at 900 Brick St. Or anyone who finds a lost animal can also fill out a form that will hopefully reunite animal and owner.

Although the shelter has also begun a program to improve its adoption rate, Scally said lost animals are just as important.

"It's not all about adopting. Sometimes it's about reuniting when a pet runs away," he said.

If a pet owner loses his animal, Scally said he should remember to search in the neighborhood, check the local newspaper for the found animal listings and consider placing a lost animal listing.

The Wayne County Animal Shelter can be reached at 731-1439. The shelter's hours of operations are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.