Animal Reclaim Requirements
If an animal has been found by SBACC or is the product of a public or police drop off, the pet owner will need to come into the shelter as soon as possible and identify their pet. Owners will need to provide proof that it is their animal, via microchip, photos or receipt of adoption/purchase/contract and that the animal has a current rabies vaccination.
Stray animals WITHOUT a chip are held for 3 business days and after the third day, stray animals become property of South Bend Animal Care and Control. Stray animals WITH a micro chip will be held for 5 business days while SBACC attempts to notify the owner. After the 5th business day the animal will become property of South Bend Animal Care and Control.