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Terrebonne Parish Code of Ordinances - Sec. 5-23.
Taking ownership of stray/found animals
Any domestic animal found by a person other than the parish run Animal Shelter shall be held for fourteen (14) days before claiming ownership and/or adopting/transferring said animal so long as the said animal has not displayed or reported to have displayed any aggression towards humans or other animals and/or has not caused damage nor reported to have caused damage to property. Additionally, reasonable attempts to locate and reunite the found animal with its rightful owner shall be made within the fourteen (14) days, including but not limited to, placing an ad in the local newspaper(s), completing a found report with the Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter, and having the found animal scanned for a microchip.
Animals need IDENTIFICATION!!
If your animal is picked up and it has a rabies tag, ID tag, and/or microchip, it increases the chances of her/him being reunited with you. The Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter scans impounded animals for a microchip in addition to checking for tags.
What do I do if I lose my pet?
If your pet becomes lost, immediately go to the shelter and look for your pet. DO NOT WAIT!! Bring a good picture of your pet along with you to the shelter. If your animal isn't at the shelter at that time, it may come in at a later time. Be sure to complete a Lost Report at the shelter before leaving. CHECK OFTEN at the shelter for your animal. Although our staff is dedicated to reuniting pets with their owners, remembering the face of every lost/found animal isn't always possible due to the hundreds of animals that cycle in the shelter each month.
If you absolutely cannot make it to the shelter, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with "LOST ANIMAL" in the subject line with a few good pictures of your animal and the following information:
DON'T GIVE UP!! Owners have been reunited with their animals after 6 months or more of being lost.
What do I do if I find an animal?
If you find an animal, contact the Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter at (985)873-6709 ext. 202 or e-mail email@example.com with "FOUND ANIMAL" in the subject line and send a few good pictures of the animal along with the following details:
your name, address, phone number(s)
date, time and location you found the animal
markings (scars, tattoos, ear-tip, etc.)
anything else that is significant that might help find its owner
Next, bring the animal to a veterinary office or the TPAS to have it scanned for a microchip.
Also, contact the local newspaper(s) to place a free ad with a brief description (and picture) of the animal.