Please call our office if you find an injured animal. We can advise you on an appropriate course of action depending upon the animal’s location and medical condition. Please use extreme caution when handling an unfamiliar animal especially if that animal has been injured.
Injured stray animals will be treated as follows:
a. All stray animals will be scanned for microchips to help locate the owner.
b. If the stray animal is seriously injured and is given a poor prognosis, we will elect to humanely euthanize the stray.
c. If the animal has sustained only minor injuries and the rescuer wishes to assume personal and financial responsibility for the animal, we will treat the animal and release the animal to the rescuer's care.
d. In some circumstances we are able to treat gently injured stray animals through our stray animal fund, if the animal is healthy enough to transfer to animal control or if an appropriate foster home is available through one of our local rescue groups. This options are dependent on and thanks to help of local rescue groups and to the support of our community via donations to our stray animal fund, which helps to offset the cost of care for injured stray animals.
Please note - our injured stray animal fund is small, and we are unable to accept any animals to keep here at the hospital. Our ability to help injured strays depends on the severity of the wounds, our limited funds, and the ability of local rescue groups to assist us. We are NOT a rescue group or humane society, we offer this stray animal fund to help local stray animals in the event of emergencies, when we are able to do so.
We are only able to work with local animals (from the tri-state area served by Mountain Emergency Animal Clinic). If you have found an injured stray animal in another location, you should contact your local animal hospitals and/or animal control for assistance.
We scan any stray animals treated at our hospital for microchips in an attempt to locate the owner. If you have found an uninjured stray animal, please call us, and we will scan the animal during our business hours as long as our business volume allows.
We do not have access to the rabies tag records for local veterinary offices. If you have found a pet with a rabies tag, please call that veterinary office during their regular business hours.
We do not have the facilities or funding to accept owner surrendered animals or strays. You can contact one of the area rescue groups during their normal business hours if you have an animal you can no longer care for or have found a stray animal that is in stable condition.