April 17th, 2007, 11:22 AM
Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do about stray animals? For some reason, they find me. My town has no system to deal with strays. We have an animal shelter that puts animals down. If I find an animal, there is no way to identify the animal even if it has a tag until the next day when you call the animal shelter. They work from 9-5 and will only answer an emergency call if the animal has been hurt. The animal shelter has actually told me to let the animal go. I live on a very busy street and these animals will get hurt or killed. I have a dog and cat and do not want to put my pets around these animals until I know they are healthy. These strays are someones pet who got loose or the owner set free. I have a neighbor (who just moved in) setting her cats free. She does it one at a time. The first one I did not know it was hers and I took it to animal shelter who said they would put her down. So I took her to the vet got her shots and gave her to someone. I can't do this all the time. Any suggestions?