Find A Lost Pet(top)↑
If your pet has come up missing, it is up to you to find it. There are many steps you can take to locate your missing pet. Swift action coupled with major neighborhood networking, will increase the odds. The key is to get the information out to as many people and places as you can. So enlist the help of friends, family and neighbors in your search.
Follow these steps:
Start A Search Party:
Knock on doors and talk to the people in your own neighborhood first. Cover at least a three block radius, or if you are in a rural area, go to the nearest neighbors. Hand out flyers with your pet’s picture on them, the date of loss and your phone number, and offer a reward.
Remember that the approach for a missing dog is very different from that used to find a missing cat. Dogs run because they are terrified. Cats hide because they are terrified. To find a missing cat, you need a detailed search of your own and nearby properties. Bring a flashlight; ask your neighbors if you can look in their garages, alleyways, and backyards and under porches, grills and bushes. Has a neighbor recently gone on vacation and possibly closed a garage door on your wandering or hiding cat? Think about ways that your cat might have been unintentionally trapped.
To find a missing dog, you need to organize a much wider search party. Travel on bikes, by foot and by car and search a much larger area. Hand out your flyers to everyone you meet, post them on telephone poles and every place that’s visible from the street. It is not uncommon for a lost dog to run from well-intentioned rescuers. Make sure you have something with you to attract and reassure your dog when you find him, a favorite toy maybe, or something with your scent on it.
Put Up Flyers
Give copies of your flyers to veterinarians, groomers, trainers, pet stores, the post office, the grocery store, and any place that gets neighborhood traffic and ask them to put them up. There is very good advice about how to turn your flyers into effective posters here.
In The News(top)↑
September 14th & 15th, 2013-
First the “Barn Cats Boogied” on Saturday, September 14th, and then “Every Dog Had Its Day “ on Sunday, September 15th when the Humane Society held its annual dinner dance and then its 5K run or walk and 1 mile family walk at Fallbrook Recreation Center. Sixty-eight party animals came to the Barn Cat Boogie and one hundred and nine walkers and runners and fifty-seven dogs came out for the walk/run event, with the two events raising more than $11,000 for the Humane Society.
Sponsors of the events included C & B Farms, Dogs Among Us, Fulton Savings Bank, Furdi’s Modular Homes, Fruit Valley Veterinary Clinic, Going to the Dogs Grooming, J&A Mechanical, K-9 Grooming & Pet Motel, Longley Dodge, NBT Bank, Oswego Printing Co.. RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting, SallyeAnder Soaps, Dr. Robert Schaefer, DDS, Shanley Law Offices, Tara Animal Hospital, and Village Dental-Central Square, NY. Other donors to the event included the Oswego County Humane Society Board of Directors, Associated Dental Arts, Janet Barnhard, Mary Jane Beckwith and Lynn Morrison, Cakes Galore & More, Mary & Will Calkins, Community Bank, the Cutting Crew, George and Carol Darling, Giovanni Foods, Going ;to the Dogs Grooming, Pat Jones, J.P. Jewelers, Lighthouse Lanes, Margie Miner, Oliver Paine Greenhouses, Paws & Effect Grooming, Port City Day Spa, Ray’s Furniture Perk, the Red Brick Tavern, Remembrances Gift Baskets, Mike and Mary Shanley, Dr. Selma Sheridan, and Strands & Essence.
We can’t begin to tell you how much we appreciate all the community support we get for these events from the business community, our attendees and our supporters. They are fun to put on, fun to attend, and they raise vital operating funds for our programs.
June 1, 2012 – Humane Society Receives Gratitude Grant from Oswego Elks #271
The Oswego County Humane Society recently received a $1000 Gratitude Grant from the Elks National Foundation, of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
The Foundation is a giving program, supported by donations from Elk members and lodges. Since 1928, the Foundation has in turn, contributed over $325 million dollars to communities in the form of academic scholarships, as well as financial assistance to youth activities, veteran service and other such programs. During the past year, Oswego Elks Lodge #271 met its per capita goal of $4.50 per member and as a result, earned an ENF Gratitude Grant in the amount of $2000.00. Gratitude
Grants must be used for local projects or by local organizations for the betterment of the community. Oswego Elks #271 chose to donate its Gratitude Grant to Human Concerns and to the Oswego County Humane Society in the amount of $1000.00 each.
Barb Capella, the Humane Society’s cat adoption coordinator, accepted the grant on behalf of the Humane Society and expressed her gratitude to the Elks. “As an active Elks member myself, I am very proud of what our organization does to help other community organizations, and as a member of the Humane Society’s Board of Directors, I can assure you that this money will be put to good use to find great homes for great pets. When we say, ‘People and pets are good for each other,’ we really mean it, and that’s why I love the work I do.”
March 2, 2012- It Takes a Community
In early February, 2012, Michelle Hanley, the Office Manager at Burkes Home Center in Fulton, contacted the Oswego County Humane Society about a pregnant cat, kittens, and other stray cats that were living around the store. Through the efforts of OCHS, the female was spayed and adopted into a home of her own, and three kittens are now in foster care awaiting adoption. Burkes donated a hand cart for use at the OCHS office, located at the Oswego Armory.
Pictured from left to right are Barb Capella, OCHS Cat Coordinator, Paula Demm, General Manager Michelle Hanley, Office Manager Ray Forsythe, Salesman, Scott Crissy, Driver and our shiny new hand cart. A huge thanks to Michelle for helping these cats and to Burkes for all of their support.
Oswego County 2014 Rabies Clinics-Not Scheduled Yet
New York State law requires that all cats, dogs, and pet ferrets be vaccinated against rabies. The first rabies vaccine should be given at three months of age. A second vaccination is required within one year of the first, and every three years thereafter. In order for pets to receive the 3-year booster shot, owners need to show that the pet was previously vaccinated and should bring their pet’s last rabies vaccination certificate to the clinic.
The health department suggests a $5 donation per animal to help cover the cost of the rabies clinics, but no one will be turned away. Dogs should be leashed and cats and pet ferrets should be in a cage.
Any time a person or pet comes in physical contact with a bat or wild animal, especially a sick or suspicious-acting animal, the incident should be immediately reported to the County Health Department. To report a possible exposure, or for more information about rabies, call the Health Department weekdays at 349-3564 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3564. In an emergency during evenings, weekends, or holidays, call the health department’s answering service at 341-0086
Animal Control Officers
IMPORTANT: Animal Control Officers do not have any authority to investigate suspected animal cruelty.
If you are aware of a case of animal cruelty, abuse or neglect, please call 911 to contact the Sheriff’s Department or New York State Police.
Town Dog Control/ City Animal Control Officers
Caroline Hosley – Animal Control Officer
City of Oswego Animal Shelter
621 East Seneca Street
Phone:(315) 343 – 1803
Fax: (315) 342 – 5668
Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM Staff
1 PM-4:30 PM open to public
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
2320 Co. Rt. 7
53 Co. Rt. 35
Phone:593-2333, ext. 226
366 S Albion Rd
298-3312 or 806-5949AMBOY
339 St. Rt. 69
1070 County Route 50
Phone: (315)387-3000 or 345-3843
1872 Co. Rt. 23
141 South First St
25 Lyboldt Rd.
824 Co. Rt. 34, Drawer B
1134 US Rt. 11,
Central Square 13036
Phone:668-2754, cell 247-7190
387 Miner Rd
387 Miner Rd.
242 Potter Rd.
S. Albion Rd.
62 Gunther Rd
1 Bridge St
Phone:298-5174 or 592-8601
16 Hayes Rd.
1 Bridge St
Phone:298-5174 or 592-8601
1070 County Route 50
Phone:387-3000 or 345-3843
Harry Hankey Jr.
69 Co. Rt. 57A
387 Miner Rd.
852 Rowlee Rd.
1872 Co. Rt. 23
3307 Co. Rt. 17
Holiday 2013 – It’s All About the Animals & the People
Spring 2013 – Leaning In
Holiday 2012 – Comfort & Joy
Fall 2012 – Thanks to You
Spring 2012 – The Long Haul
Holiday 2011 – It Takes a Community
Late Summer 2011 – Sarah’s Story
Spring 2011 – How Much Is That Puppy in the Window?
Holiday 2010 – Because They Make Us Laugh
Late Summer 2010 – Good News
Spring 2010 – The Nag Your Neighbor Campaign
Holiday 2009 – Uncovering the Truth About the Claim That People & Pets Are Good for Each Other
Late Summer 2009 – Sheltering Is Pointless . . . Until the Need is Reduced
Late Winter 2009 – Dollars & Sense
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