Though not everyone feels the same way, many animals are allowed the freedom to roam in our rural areas across Missouri. Many animals in rural communities will go out for an adventure of a couple of days, and return home. Taking a found animal far from its point of origin significantly and negatively impacts that pet from being reunited with its owner.
If you find a pet, first and foremost, jot down the location of where you found the pet. Note the highway and mile marker if possible. This will help you to identify the closest shelter or authorities to contact on the next business day. Read below for more tips from Missouri Lost & Found Paws.