Created: 09/16/2013 11:02 PM
By: Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4
With all the thunder and lightning from the recent storms, lots of pets took off and never came home.
Albuquerque Animal Welfare says over the past three days since Friday they've collected 143 stray cats and dogs.
"We're going to make every effort to get the animal home," said animal welfare officer Daniel Davis.
Animal Welfare says one of the biggest mistakes people make when they find a lost pet is keeping it for too long.
1.) You're encouraged to call it in or bring it in to a shelter if you do find a lost pet.
2.) It's also important for owners to update their information if they relocate or change their phone number so they can be contacted.
3.) Having a microchip or a tag on the animal will really speed up the process of reuniting the animal with it's owner.
4.) Something folks may not know: The City of Albuquerque and Animal Welfare will microchip animals for only $15.
To search for a lost or adoptable pet, visit http://www.cabq.gov/pets/pets/pets/adoption/search-for-a-lost-or-adoptable-pet