County posts signs for lost pets

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In an effort to return lost pets to their rightful owners, Beaufort County Animal Services has been posting new signs along roads countywide that read “ANIMAL FOUND” and give the number to call, 843-255-5010.

Last Monday, animal services posted its first sign on Hilton Head Island after a black Pit Bull was found wandering the streets. The dog wasn’t microchipped, and the county staff had no way of knowing who the owner was. Luckily, the dog’s owner saw the sign, called, and the two have since been reunited.

“We urge all animal owners to microchip because it’s the most efficient way to find the owner but if this hasn’t been done, and the animal gets loose these signs are another way to reconnect the owners with their lost pet,” said BCAS Director Tallulah Trice.

Anytime a stray is found, County Animal Services plans to post a sign at the closest major intersection.

For more information, go to www.bcgov.net/departments/Public-Safety or visit Beaufort County Animal Services’ Facebook page.