BREAKING NEWS Vigo County reports second COVID-19 death Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Humane Society has message to pet owners

One local organization says it needs your help to keep your pets safe and sound.

Posted: Nov 30, 2017 10:58 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - One local organization says it needs your help to keep your pets safe and sound.

News 10 spoke with leaders at the Terre Haute Humane Society.

 

 

They had a message they wanted to share.

Microchips can make it easier to locate your lost pets.

However, they don't work if you don't keep the chip's information up to date.

"We do try to find these animal's homes, but we also have a ticking clock. The five-day window. That we will hold those animals until the five-day window. We won't do anything until the five-day window is up," Fred Strohm, the Operations Manager at the Humane Society said.

As soon as the five days are up, leaders say ownership reverts to the shelter.

That's by law.

When this happens, pets have to be spayed and neutered.

At that point, taking your pet home would be considered adoption.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 37°
Robinson
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 40°
Indianapolis
Overcast
40° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 33°
Rockville
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 32°
Casey
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 37°
Brazil
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 37°
Marshall
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 37°
Cloudy and cooler.
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

WTHI Events