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.