Capture and contain it with care. If you see a stray cat or dog, try to capture and contain the animal if circumstances permit. ... do not try chasing the animal, it's already scared
Call the authorities. ... police, animal control(if available in your area)
Check for ID. ... tags, look on the inside of the collar to check for any information that may be written.
Get the pet scanned for a microchip. ... this can be done free from any veterinarian or shelter
Take pets with no ID to an animal shelter. ... (be sure to call them in advance, make sure they have space)
This is the perfect example of what to do. This fellow was found in Lanagan on 08/06/19. He had no collar. His rescuer called and stated he found a stray or lost dog. He then took the dog to the vet to be checked for a microchip. The dog's owner thankfully had microchipped this fellow, come to find out the dog had been stolen over a year ago. Happy ending, the dog was returned to his rightful owner!