WHAT IF YOUR PET BECOMES LOST
- Keep your pet’s identification tags up to date and make sure they are wearing them at all times.
- Have a recent picture of your pet in case your pet becomes missing.
- Know who to call:
The animals that are picked up by the Law Enforcement are brought to and kept at the Animal Clinic of Pierre, AKA the Pierre/Ft. Pierre pound. Animals picked up in Pierre and Hughes County are held for 5 days while Ft. Pierre pets are held only 3 days to give the owners a chance to claim their lost pet.
If the owner has not claimed the animal during this time, then Paws Animal Rescue has the option to save the animal. Paws Animal Rescue takes the animal depending on available space, demeanor, age, and health of animal.
If we don’t have space at the shelter or in a foster home, the animal is euthanized by the appropriate city or county entity. This is why it is so important to remember to check with the police department and the Animal Clinic of Pierre if you have lost your beloved pet!