The Charter Township of West Bloomfield has contracted with the Oakland
County Animal Control Department to provide domestic animal services to
residents of the Township. In the event a family pet is lost or missing
owners of the animal should consider the following information when
attempting to locate their pets:
1 - DO NOT allow your pets to run at large. Pets must be on a leash when
off your property.
2 - Make sure your pets are properly vaccinated and licensed. Pets should
wear a collar with the appropriate licenses and tags at all times. This is
the only method by which your pet can be identified by others unfamiliar
with the animal.
3 - In the event your pet becomes lost or missing enlist the help of
family members and friends to assist you in the search for your pet. The
pet may have taken ill, been injuried, scared or lost and unable to find
it's way home. The more people who you have looking for the pet, the
greater the chances that the dog will be found. Notify your neighbors that
your pet is missing.
4 - Contact the following agencies to report your pet as lost or
Oakland County Animal Control (248) 391-4102
West Bloomfield Police Department (248) 682-9200
Michigan Humane Society (248) 852-7420
Bloomfield Township Animal Welfare (248) 433-7757
Your veterinarian (Rabies tags may have the vets phone number on them)
Be prepared to provide the following information when you place your call to
- Pets Name
- Size - Approximate weight and height at shoulder
- Color, colors or distinguishing markings
- Type and color of collar containing identification information
- DO NOT put your pets name on the tags or collar. In the alternative
provide information as to how the the owner can be contacted. Home and cell
phone numbers are very important.
- You can provide information regarding the breed of your dog but don't be
disappointed of thers do not recognize your pet when it is described as a
specific breed or mixture of breeds. Not everyone is knowledgeable about
specific breeds of pets.
- Advise when and where the animal was last seen.
5 - Call back daily to be sure the information is on file and is being
shared with others within these agencies. Go to all local animal shelters
at least every other day to look for your pet. Do not depend on others to
find your pet for you.
6 - Consider placing ads in local publications under the lost and found
sections. Frequently these ads are free, as a publice service. Check these
lost and found sections to see if someone may have found your pet.
7 - Don't give up looking for your pet after a few days. Pets are often
times found after being lost for weeks or months.