It is impossible to keep track of pets every minute of the day, especially our feline friends who are inclined to wander and explore outside the boundaries of their own home. As a caring pet owner you’ll know what a worry losing your beloved pet can be.
If your pet is missing contact Waimakariri District Council Animal Control and provide them with a good description of your pet, microchip number if it has one, registration details and the area in which it strayed. Phone Animal Control at the Council on: 03 311 8900. If your dog is wearing its registration tag or has been microchipped and is found by someone, it can easily be identified and returned to you.
We also recommend you contact the bordering Councils in-case someone has found your pet wandering on the outskirts of town, or they have picked it up on their way to work outside the district, they may take the animal with them and leave it at another facility outside our region. Hurunui District Council 03 314 8816. Christchurch City Council 03 941 8999.
Alternatively you can let us know at the clinic that your pet is lost. We can note it in our lost and found book.
A dog that appears to be stray may, in fact, be missing or stolen from its home. If a dog has been hanging around your area and you suspect it is a stray, you can contact Waimakariri District Council Animal Control on 03 311 8900.
Alternatively you can let us know at the clinic what you have found, we can note it in our lost and found book, we may even be able to re-unite it with its’ owners straight away if they have let us know it is missing. We may advise you to bring it in and we can scan it for a microchip, if there is one we will be able to quickly let you know who the owner is and how you can contact them.