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Found a Pet?

Found a Pet?

The stray running through your neighborhood may have just escaped out of it's yard or perhaps was abandoned several weeks ago. Stray pets suffer. Their owners that love them suffer. Pets are scared and confused by their strange surroundings. They may be hungry or in need of special medical attention. They run the risk of being hit by cars, taunted or hurt by cruel people, or coming into contact with vicious animals.

It's the law!

EUGENE CODE 4.365 Care of Stray Animals. All persons must turn over stray animals to the Animal Regulation Authority immediately after the person exercises authority over the animal or must notify the Animal Regulation Authority of the description of the animal and the address where the animal is being kept and retain possession of the animal for three days after the Animal Regulation Authority is so notified.

LANE CODE 7.040 Care of Stray Animals. All persons must turn over stray animals to the Animal Regulation Authority within twenty-four (24) hours after the person exercises control over the animal or must notify the Animal Regulation Authority of the description of the animal and the address where the animal is being kept and retain possession of the animal for three days after the Animal Regulation Authority is so notified. A violation of LC 7.040 constitutes a Class B Violation.

Per State Code: ownership can not be established until 90 days has passed.

Check the local newspapers under the Lost Pet section. Place a found ad if you can.

Where to Report a Stray

EUGENE
City of Eugene Animal Services
(541) 687-4060

LANE COUNTY
Lane County Animal Regulation
(541) 682-3645

For all other incorporated cities, check with the City Hall or nearest animal shelter. Remember that even though you may find a pet in one area, it may actually live miles away in another town. It's always best to file a report with all agencies.