Today a lot of pets are being abandoned on the streets and in many other places. The case might be different if the pet is left abandoned on the street. But the complication increases if the pets are left alone with no one to take care, in your rental property. If you are the owner of the land, in most cases, you will be held responsible for the safety and life of the abandoned pet. So here are the steps that you have to follow if you find an abandoned pet on your property.
Try to spot the owner:
This is probably the first thing that you will be able to do once you find an abandoned pet on your property. If you are able to locate the owner and hand over the pet to him, this will probably leave with less to no complication. However, if you either can spot the pet’s owner or if the person denies taking care of the pet, then the problems arise. Abandoning a pet in an offense in a lot of places and thereby both the parties will face legal consequences where they are expected to sort the issue.
In the meantime when you are in the pursuit if finding a permanent solution for this abandoned pet, it is important that you ensure proper protection for the pet. Till you find the owner the pet is in your custody and thereby you will be held responsible if anything happens to the pet in the meantime. Also at the same time, you are still a stranger to the pet, and they might act a little indifferent which might lead to risking your own safety. So, ensure your protection as well.
Look out for help:
Out of all the job that we have, taking care of an abandoned pet and looking for its owner and taking care of it is not possible, so the next best option you can settle for is that you can approach the animal control board. The animal control board will help you with whatever is happening with you. You can narrate the incident and leave the pet there. The owner will, later on, be traced by the board and necessary steps will be taken.
Let them handle:
Once you have the authorities in then all the procedures that follow are in most cases legal. There are two things that you have to keep in mind if you have decided to approach the authorities. Make sure that you have taken reasonable care of the pet and protect the life of the pet that was abandoned in your premises. Once the owner gets in touch, you can seek grievance and the expenses refunded as well.
So these are the few things that you have to remember if you find an abandoned pet on your rental property.