3 Tips for What to do with Stray Animals
For anyone who considers themselves to be an animal lover, the thought of a stray pet wandering your neighborhood is enough to tug at your heart strings and make you feel horribly sad for the poor animal. Unfortunately, stray animals are a part of every community in the United States – there’s no escaping the problem. This means that eventually, you are very more than likely going to come across some stray animal, whether they are a cat, a dog, or even something else. This is why it’s important to what to do when you encounter a stray animal. Read the rest of this article for a brief overview of what to do should you end up in this situation.
- The first and most important thing to remember is this: if the animal ends up attacking and injuring you, there is no way you can be of any assistance to this animal. Assess the condition and general temperament of the animal before you approach it. If it seems overly hostile or is at all injured, it might be best to call animal control or the humane society before taking things into your own hands.
- Are you prepared to deal with whatever stray animal you’re preparing to give assistance to. Even if you’re planning on only taking care of the stray animal until you can get him or her to their rightful owner or the humane society, there are still certain things (food, litter, leashes, etc) that you’re undeniably going to require.
- Unless the animal clearly has no owner and is without any sort of a master, you will eventually have to either take your pet back to to their rightful owner, or take full legal and financial ownership for the animals yourself. Check your state and local laws carefully for what the proper protocol is for you and your potential news pet’s situation.