Finding a lost dog, the best way to reunite an animal with its owner

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) – The Pima Animal Care Center is advising the public that if they find a lost dog, do not take them to the nearest shelter.

It is easier and faster to search for the owner in the area where you found the animal.

According to a study by PACC, 63% of lost pets from 2019 to 2021 were found within a few blocks or even houses of their home.

PACC has a group of volunteers who are strictly dedicated to helping reunite pets with their owners.

You would think the right thing to do is bring the animal to PACC immediately to help you reunite the animal with its owner, but if the animal is still there after three days, they put the dog up for adoption.

There is a three day holding period before they are legally required to be adopted.

If the animal is adopted, there is no beneficiary, the animal will find its original owners.

Bivian Contreras is a real-time editor for KGUN 9. Bivian graduated from the University of Arizona School of Journalism with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a major in broadcast and is currently pursuing a degree in broadcast operational meteorology at Mississippi. State University. She is originally from Nogales, Arizona and is looking forward to one day becoming a meteorologist or a news anchor. Share your story ideas and important issues with Bivian via email [email protected] or by connecting to Instagram, and Twitter.


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