1. If an animal is brought in without being identified either by licensing or microchipping, that animal becomes the property of Stray Haven Humane Society and SPCA after FIVE days.
2. If an animal is brought in with identification either by licensing or microchipping and an owner is able to be contacted, that animal becomes the property of Stray Haven Humane Society and SPCA SEVEN days after owner's notification.
3. If an animal is brought in with identification either by licensing or microchipping and an owner is NOT able to be contacted, that animal becomes the property of Stray Haven Humane Society and SPCA NINE days after owner's notification via certified letter.
4. At such time that the animal becomes the property of Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA it is at the discretion of staff who is approved for adoption of said animal.
5. In order to reclaim your dog, you must contact Stray Haven within the allotted time frame, pay the reclaim fee $50+ (dependent on the number of occurrences on record and medical fees acquired), and provide a copy of the dog's license.
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In our experience, many cats make their way back home eventually – sometimes long after they have gone missing. Here are some tips to lure them back home: Cats are comforted by their own scent. Put your cat’s favorite bed, blanket, or cat tree outside. Set out fragrant food, taking care that other animals don’t eat it. If at all possible and/or safe and practical, leave a window or a door open so your cat can get back in on their own time.
1. Search your neighborhood both on foot and by car. Dogs are crepuscular, meaning they’re most active at dawn and dusk. Search at other times as well, but focus on those two time periods. Cover the paths where you normally walk your dog, as well as surrounding areas. Draw a circle on a map with your home at the center. Extend the radius out a few miles so you can cover the area in a comprehensive, methodical way.
2. Grab a leash, and take along some really stinky, yummy food you know your dog will love. If your dog has a favorite toy, bring that along as well. Toys that make noise, such as ones that squeak or jingle, are best. Whether you’re walking or driving, go slowly and shout out your dog’s name in a happy voice. (If you’re in a vehicle, having someone else drive so you’re free to shout out the window is advised). Assuming your dog is familiar with the phrase, “Wanna go for a ride?” say your dog’s name followed the phrase, uttered in the same tone you’d normally use. If your dog is trained to come when called, try calling their name and then giving the recall cue, also using the tone you’d normally use for the exercise.
3. If you have another dog, or have access to another dog yours is friends with, take that dog along on searches.
4. Bring a photo with you, and show it to everyone you pass. (If your dog is not currently lost, be sure to have a photo handy on your cell phone or printed out, just in case. You might also need it to claim your dog if he’s ever impounded at a shelter or humane society.).