If the animal seems to be healthy, we suggest you bring it to your closest clinic to be scanned for a microchip. If the animal is not chipped, and unable to be reunited with the owner the next step is to bring it to your county shelter. If the animal is lost the county shelter, Walker County Animal Shelter, Catoosa County Animal Shelter or other, is the first place an owner will go to look for their pet. Also, we suggest you post the found pet on www.helpinglostpets.com, www.petcolovelost.org, as well as Facebook lost and found groups specific to the area the animal was located in. If you choose not to bring the animal to the shelter, please ensure every effort is made to find the original owner including reporting it to the shelter. If you have trouble getting in touch with the shelter and you have already left a voicemail you can message the shelter on Facebook with the location where you found the animal and attach the animal's picture, they will then post them as found, looking for the owner. Accidents happen and animals can wander miles from home. The pet may have a family desperately searching for this animal. Follow the link from the graphic, it's a great resource for found pets no matter what state you are in.