What should I do if I've lost a pet or found a pet?
If you've lost a pet, first search your neighborhood. Go door to door and talk to your neighbors. Search in the evening, when it's quiet. Call or whistle. If your pet is injured or frightened, he may be hiding. Drive around the neighborhood; a dog will sometimes recognize the sound of your car. Put up posters and distribute flyers with a photo and description of your pet. Don't include every detail about your pet; hold back a distinctive feature or trait. That way, if someone calls claiming to have found your pet, you can determine if they are legitimate by asking about a feature that only someone who actually has your pet would know.
Go to the City of Mankato's website and look at the photos of animals to see if your pet has been impounded. Owners who find their pets on-line at http://www.mankatomn.gov/city-services-a-z/city-services-a-m/lost-pets can claim them by calling 507-387-8590 or e-mailing email@example.com to schedule a pick-up appointment.
If you've found a pet, call 911 or take it to law enforcement.