What am I required to do if I find a dog?

If you find a dog inside the city limits of Eugene, you must call or take it directly to Greenhill Humane Society during normal business hours. If you are unable to transport the dog, you may call the animal services line at 541.687.4060 and someone will advise you if there is an animal welfare officer on duty.  If you find a dog after business hours and can safely house it overnight you can choose to do so.  

While posting found dogs on Craigslist and other social media outlets can be helpful in reuniting pets with their owners, by law you must also report or turn the dog over to the animal authority.  If you are interested in adopting a dog you found if an owner does not come forward, let the shelter know.  They give preference to the finders.  

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