What happens to dogs when Animal Control takes them?
Most of the time your dog will be impounded immediately if not wearing a licensed. A few states put a burden on the animal control officer to take reasonable steps to find the owner of a licensed dog. Generally, a loose dog will be impounded and notice will be sent to the owner if the owner can be determined.
How can I get my dog back from animal control?
If your dog has been impounded, the first thing you should do is call animal control and find out what they are requiring in order for you to get your dog back. If they are charging you with criminal violations or are moving forward with a disposition hearing, contact a local animal attorney immediately.
Can you hurt your dog by picking them up?
Picking your dog up by his limbs, such as lifting him by the front legs, can cause serious injuries. Picking him up by the middle is a little safer, but it can still be uncomfortable if all of his weight is supported by his belly over your arm or only one hand.
What happens if I don’t pick up my dog from the pound?
The law gives the pound the right to require the owner to pay the license fee and all impoundment costs before returning the animal to its owner. If the rightful owner doesn’t step up, the animal is deemed “abandoned” and becomes the property of the pound.