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What to do if you have lost or found a pet (Lost and Found)
Lopez Island
August 20, 2019
Posted by Lopez Animal Protection Society (LAPS), Lopez Island
360.298.9247

Lopez Animal Protection Society (LAPS) offers guidance to keep your pets safe, find a lost pet or rescue a found pet:

Have identification on your dog at all times including a current San Juan County license tag.
Visiting? Use temporary identification on your dog’s collar (masking tape and sharpie?) and include a local contact phone number.

Microchip your pets and keep the registration information current.
Keep a current picture of your dog or cat available.

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DOG OR CAT IS LOST:
Contact LAPS by phone (360 298-WAGS (9247)messages are checked frequently) or Jane 360 468-2591) or by email found on the “Contact Us” page on the website (www.lopezanimals.org) for either a dog or cat. You may also contact the Sheriff’s dispatch (360 378-4151) for a dog only.
Notify neighbors and friends to be on the lookout.
Post “LOST” flyers with a picture (if possible) around your neighborhood and in the village on information boards.
Post a notice on LopezRocks (www.lopezrocks.org)
For a dog only, check the impound kennel at the Sheriff’s substation behind the Fire Hall.
When found, contact all the people you have alerted to let them know and remove any signs you have posted.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND A DOG OR CAT:
Contact LAPS by phone (360 298-WAGS (9247) messages are checked frequently) or Jane 468-2591) or by email found on the “Contact Us” page on the website (www.lopezanimals.org) for either a dog or cat. Contact the Sheriff’s dispatch (360 378-4151) for a dog only.
For a dog: Contain the dog if it can be done safely. Dogs will be kept safely in the Sheriff’s impound kennel behind the Fire Department on Fisherman Bay Road and cared for by LAPS until the owner is located.
LAPS will scan for a microchip and use our database and network of contacts to reunite the dog or cat with its owner.