How to Help

  1. If you spot a stray animal, do not put yourself in danger to rescue it. You will not be able to help it if you injure yourself in the process. Safety first!
  2. A strange, frightened, and possibly sick or injured animal can behave unpredictably. If you feel uneasy about the situation contact authority immediately. If you attempt to approach the animal speak calmly and remain in the animal’s view at all times. Use a strong smelling food to entice it.
  3. If safely possible, restrain the animal. Create a barrier or use a carrier, cardboard box, leash, piece of cloth, or length of rope to secure the animal. If the animal is not small enough to lodge itself under your car seat, attempt to lore the animal into your vehicle. Do NOT attempt to drive with an unsecured animal because they can become frantic and aggressive. Instead, contact authority once the animal is restrained.
  4. If the stray animal has been safely secured in your vehicle, you may transport it to the HSCC. If you plan to take the animal to a veterinarian for medical treatment or to hold the animal at your residence, please notify authority of the found animal.

Proof of Ownership

All owners will be required to provide proof of ownership to reclaim their animal.

This includes:

  • ​Proof of purchase or adoption,
  • Veterinarian records,
  • Microchip registration in coordinance with our reader, or
  • License registration

​HSCC reserves the right to request multiple forms of ownership if evidence is weak or misleading on the provided paper work. Photos are NOT accepted as sole proof of ownership, but do help instances where multiple forms of ownership is requested.

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