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If you Find a Lost Pet

We hope we can reunite every lost pet with their family quickly and easily! Different municipalities have different contracts for handling stray animals. The Bay Area Humane Society contracts with municipalities in Green Bay and surrounding areas (ie: Allouez, De Pere, Howard, Suamico, Humboldt, Town of Scott, etc). If you find a lost pet in these areas, please bring them to the Humane Society during our open hours of Monday - Friday 12-6pm and Saturdays 12-4pm. For after hours drop-off, please call your local non-emergency police department or animal control officer.

If you found the pet in any of these areas, and you choose to hold onto the pet while making an effort to find the owner, please contact our Intake Department (920.469.3111 or intake@bayareahumanesociety.com) to file a found pet report and we can see if any lost reports match the description of the pet you found. According to Wisconsin State Statutes 173.19, if you find a pet and make reasonable effort to find the owner (contacting BAHS to file a report, bring pet to veterinarian's office or humane society to scan pet for microchip, put up found posters, put in free classified ad, etc.), and an owner does not reclaim the pet within 4 days of being found, the pet then belongs to the person who is holding the pet. Collars and tags can fall off, but many cats and dogs are microchipped. We highly recommend to you bring all found pets to a veterinary clinic or humane society to have the pet scanned for a microchip. If you bring the pet to BAHS to be scanned, our Intake counselors can also take a photo of the pet to add to the found pet report.

If you find a lost pet within the Village of Hobart or Town of Lawrence, or believe your lost pet may have strayed into these areas, please contact Packerland Veterinary Center at 920-498-2808 or go to their website http://www.packerlandvet.com/lostPetDatabase/ to view their Found Pet Database.

If the found pet has bitten a person, state law requires that you contact your local police department or animal control officer to file a bite incident report.

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