If your pet is registered and microchipped, ideally you will get a phone call from council, vet clinic or a rehoming group when they are found. However, occasionally microchips do fail, or people forget to update their contact details, so it is important that you also make all efforts to find your pet. Below are the most helpful tips to finding your lost pet:
The best place for animals to be quickly reunited with their owner is at the local council Pound. All the pounds in the greater Darwin region work with rescue groups to rehome animals that are not collected.
Do check the Top End Lost and Found facebook page for evidence of someone searching for their pet, and post the animal on there if you are able.
If the animal is injured, take it immediately to a local veterinarian, who will assist you.
RSPCA Darwin tries to keep our kennels available for animals who have no one else to turn to and we are often very full, so please try your local council prior to utilizing RSPCA Darwin.