Due to the inclement weather being experienced in Southern Ontario, our Oakville office will be closed today, Wed, Feb 6, 2019. Our lost pet services remains open, however, you may experience a longer call wait time. We apologize for any inconvenience & appreciate your patience.
PUPDATE: Sammy got bailed out of dog jail this morning and is back home! Betty made a friend on our evening walk tonight, who turned out to be without his human. Sammy, an older poodle type with a fresh haircut and a fancy collar, was quite a charmer. He appeared out of nowhere, sniffing Betty. His tags had an address that wasn’t anywhere near our neighborhood. And a 2009 rabies tag.(??) He hopped right into my arms, quite happy to be carried. Unable to find any human who might belong to him, we brought him home.
Turns out the contact number on his tag was out of service. I called 24PetWatch, but was on hold for over 15 mins before I gave up; they don’t seem to actually operate 24hrs. (I did try to report online, but it was a very poor user interface)
Sammy signaled his acceptance of his circumstances by pooping on our floor. Meanwhile, Betty is barking her head off, thinking that’s a great strategy to get the newcomer to play (oh, Betty....no ability to read social cues). With no other great ideas, I called Skokie Animal Control, because we’re besties after Betty got a ride in the Paddy Wagon. His people never register his microchip back in 2008, but she did find out he was adopted out of an Oak Park shelter. Hopefully the shelter in might have some better info when she calls tomorrow.
This could so easily have been me. So people, check your pet’s tag to make sure they’re up to date & have the right contact info on them. If your pet isn’t chipped, get that done. And if they are, check to see if your contact info is accurate, and that the company provides good service.
Poor Sammy will spend the night in dog jail. I’m really hoping he finds his people soon.