If an Animal Is Lost
If you are in Israel, also see information below.
It is a traumatic experience for both companion animal and human when an animal strays from home. Remember, you must act quickly! The longer you wait, the further the animal can travel and the greater the chance that he or she can become injured. Keep a collar with your address and phone number on your companion animal at all times, even indoors, in case the animal somehow gets away. If you walk your dog or cat with a harness, a lightweight collar can be used just for ID tags. Ideally, you should have your animal microchipped, and the information in the database should be kept updated. It will be easier to find a lost animal if you have pictures of him.
Companion animals should never be allowed to walk outside unleashed or unattended unless they are in a securely fenced area. This is particularly true during storms. It is very easy for an animal who would not otherwise wander to become completely disoriented in a storm and end up many miles from home.
If you find a lost animal without ID, please notify all the local shelters and the local police department. Give them a detailed description of the animal. Lost animals can often be reunited with their human companions by matching a lost report with a found report.
IF YOU ARE IN ISRAEL
http://www.tapuz.co.il/tapuzforum/main/forumpage.asp?id=360 (animal rights forum)
http://forums.nana10.co.il/Forum/?ForumID=1935 (Nana companion animals forum)
http://forums.nana10.co.il/Forum/?ForumID=2028 (Nana cats forum)
Emergency Search — an information service at veterinarians' clinics and pet stores that lists reports of lost animals: 03-6136677
"Moked chai" — a 24-hour service that lists lost animals: 03-6485959
Animal shelters (such as the SPCA in Tel Aviv: 03-5136500) and municipal pounds in your area
Following is a listing of some municipal pounds:
Tel Aviv 03-6990362, 03-6990533
Rishon LeZion 03-9641108
Ramat HaSharon 03-5496623
Ramat Gan, Givatayim, Bnei Brak 03-6312222
Petach Tikva 03-9393647
Jerusalem 02-5816576, 02-5827542
To identify the municipal veterinarian for any area not listed above, click the following link and type the city, town, village, or regional council you are seeking information about. The name of the relevant veterinarian will appear:
If you found an injured animal, or your animal is injured
Take the animal to a veterinarian. See below for a list of clinics open evenings, weekends, and holidays:
Gush Dan veterinarian on duty (Geha junction), 03-9232020. Weekends and holidays, open 24 hours. Offers a 66% discount for homeless animals (call first to ask if the discount is still in effect).
Be'er Sheva Veterinary Hospital (Tel Sheva junction), 08-6460514
Beit Dagan Veterinary Hospital (connected to Israel's Veterinary School), 03-9688588
Hakfar Hayarok veterinarian on duty, 03-6495050
Herzliya Medical Center, Ben Gurion Street #26, 1-800-380080
Ramat Gan Animal Medical Center (Dr. Sheiner), Habonim Street #5 (Sat. 10:00-12:00, 17:00-19:00), 03-7527778
Ramat Gan Companion Animal Medical Center (Dr. Smadar Tal), Arlozerov Street #52. (Sat 10:00-14:00), 03-6734407