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Found or Lost Pet Search Activity Log

For a printable version of the activity log, click here

Alabama Pet Registry recommends that all search activity involving a found or lost pet be documented. When private citizens take responsibility for the temporary care of unidentified stray pets, they assume the additional burden of trying to find the pet's owner. If they are not successful and statistically 90 percent of the time they won't be, legal entanglements might result if they keep the pet and cannot show they made a good faith effort to return the pet to its rightful owner.

Conversely, an owner who has lost a pet has to try to find it, too, and he must act quickly and be thorough in his search. Because most animal control ordinances limit impoundment to an average of five days, unclaimed, unidentified pets can be destroyed or adopted out without recourse by the owner. If a pet is lucky enough to have a civilian rescuer, it is the owner's burden to make his pet's loss known throughout the search area and in a timely manner. A good record of a search using the following tool can help resolve custody disputes and claims of ownership, particularly if little or no proof of ownership evidence can be produced by the owner.

Alabama Pet Registry's
Lost/Found Pet Search Activity Log

Organization Name
& Tel. No.
*Type Organization
*Day No. Date Type Contact
Personal Tel. Call FAX Email 
Fliers Distributed:
No._______ Date_______; No._______ Date_______; No._______ Date_______

Newspaper Ad:
YES_______ Starting Date_______, Ending Date________; NO________ 

Radio PSA; YES________ Date________, NO________ Comments__________________________________

YES________ Date________, NO________ Comments____________________________________

*Type Organization: AC=Animal Control, VC=Veterinary Clinic, HS=Humane Society, AS=Animal Shelter, O=Other
*Day No = 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, or the 7th day of any search activity.

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