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Pounds: Animal pounds are impoundment
facilities which are under the control of a government agency, usually
a city or county. It is therefore easiest to find all animal pounds in
your area by calling each and every city and county office in your
wide area and asking who handles their animal control (ie, the picking
up of strays, picking up of ill or injured found out on their own, and
the accepting of unwanted or strayed animals surrendered by the
The only thorough way to be sure you have found all pounds in your area is to 1)
study your local wide-area phone book(s) to find all municipal and
county listings in the blue pages, plus 2) get an
absolutely detailed map with a detail listing of all municipalities
and counties. Compare this list with all the counties, cities,
and municipalities that
you find in your blue pages. You may well find that some smaller
municipalities are not in your phone book blue pages for one reason or
another, and yet are in the map listing. Perhaps the municipality is
not incorporated (or whatever), and yet it may have some kind of
animal control system in place.
Doing any less than the above could mean you
will miss an important pound in your area which is not widely-known.
If you are extremely lucky, perhaps you will find that your state or
wide-area municipalities and counties mandate the handling of animal
impoundment differently, but we have not so far found any.
Keep in mind that not all such pounds are recognizable as municipal or
county entities ... some may be contracted. Contracted pounds may be
run by licensed individuals, kennels, veterinarians, another
government pound, etc. This is the
reason you must call all municipalities and counties to find out who
these contractors are, what their exact role is, and how to locate
them. The various roles a contractor may play are detailed elsewhere
in this website documentation.
In addition to all these issues, you may absolutely luck out and find
that humane workers in your area not only have -- but also keep
up-to-date -- a list of all pounds and shelters (known and
not-so-well-known) in your area. Such a list is a real boon ... but it
would be important to track down who designed it (did they do a
thorough job?), who updates it (is it updated often?), and
when it was last updated. Animal impoundment contracts normally have
ending dates, with the possibility of new contractors taking the place
of some which existed just last week or last month.Do not rely on any
list without knowing who designed and updates it and when.
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