PLEASE MAKE IT EASIER FOR US TO
REUNITE YOU WITH YOUR LOST PET!!
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 responsible pet owner, do your
part in making it possible for "Rocky" to get
back home to his family quickly and safely.
Lastly, please familiarize yourself with and
abide by Spanish Fort's leash laws, which
are outlined in City Ordinance No. 115-2001