Caring For Your Pets

MAKE IT EASIER TO FIND YOUR LOST PET!!

Include an I.D. tag on your pet's collar and have your
pet micro-chipped by your Veterinarian!

If "Rocky" dug out under the backyard fence or got away when someone opened the door, would he be one of the fortunate pets to be reunited with his family? Would you know how or where to begin your search for him?  

One of your first calls should be to Spanish Fort City Hall, 251-626-4884, to determine whether your pet was brought to City Hall for holding. When a lost pet is picked up by City staff or brought to City Hall, our staff makes a concerted effort to reunite lost pets with their owners.  It is suggested that you also call area veterinary clinics in the event that your lost pet was taken there for holding or emergency treatment.

The best chance for your pet's return may be assured when the pet is wearing a collar with I.D. tag. The I.D. allows anyone who finds the pet to contact the pet's owner. If no I.D. is present, City staff will check for the presence of a micro-chip, a device approximately the size of a grain of rice,  implanted under the pet's skin. The micro-chip contains valuable contact information which is provided to a national pet registry by the pet's owner.  The   information is used in the attempt to reunite the lost pet with its owner, whether the animal goes missing from your neighborhood or while miles away from home.
 
Check the City's facebook page titled Spanish Fort, Alabama, where the pet's photo may be posted and shared by others in the City and the surrounding area.  If these efforts yield no positive results, the animal will be taken to the Baldwin County Animal Control facility in Magnolia Springs, with the hope that it will be "found" by its owner or adopted by a new owner, rather than face possible euthanization.

Our pets love us unconditionally.  Please return that love by making sure your pet wears a collar or harness which includes contact information -- your phone number or the name and phone number of your veterinarian.  It is also beneficial to have your pet micro-chipped, in case the animal loses its collar and I.D.  As a caring pet owner, do your part in making it possible for "Rocky" to get back home to his family quickly and safely.

Lastly, for your pet's safety and the safety of others, please familiarize yourself with and abide by Spanish Fort's leash laws, which are outlined in City Ordinance No. 115-2001.  Be a responsible pet owner - have your dogs and cats spayed or neutered and help control the animal population.

PETS LOST