If the dog has a license tag, please call the Town Clerk Office.
Please leave a detailed description of the dog, where it was found, your name and address, and a phone number that you can be immediately reached. If the owner reclaims the dog, please notify the animal control office by calling (585) 872-7009.
Please leave a detailed description of the pet, age, color, breed, collar color or any other distinctive identifying feature(s), the date the pet was lost, location the pet was lost and all of your contact information. Post on all social media outlets: Webster Facebook pages, Craigslist, Nextdoor, both the MCHS and the Wayne County Humane Society (WCHS) lost/found pages and personal social media outlets.
If the person has found a lost dog: ACO may ask the caller if it is possible to hold onto the dog for at least an hour to give the owner time to recover their dog without having to pay the impound charges for the day or over a full weekend which maybe be extremely costly.
We ask them to keep them out front of the house if possible or in a garage to be visible to owners out looking for the dog. If the dog is friendly and only if the finder is comfortable doing it, they can walk them around/through the neighborhood to see if anyone recognizes the dog.
If the finder is computer literate and wants to post on the Facebook page, they are welcome to do so to temporarily, but if the owner is not found the dog will be impounded.
It takes most owners 25-30 minutes to realize that their dog is missing and then it takes 30-45 minutes to check around their house and neighborhood. Then they will get in the car and go looking for their dog around the surrounding streets, this may take another hour trying to locate their dog. Please give them the opportunity to recover the dog within their own neighborhood.
Many dogs are often returned to the same neighborhood where the dog was found, usually within a few or streets from where it was found.
If the dog is recovered by Webster Police Dept. Officer or Animal Control Officer the dog is scanned for a microchip or has a license the dog will be returned home.
If no license or microchip is found and the owner comes for dog the dog must be licensed and given a rabies vaccination before redemption from the Town Clerk Office.