Only the pets that are on active stray hold are displayed on the stray search page. If your pet was not reclaimed by the end of the stray hold, then it will be processed to see if it can be made adoptable through the shelter or through one of our rescue partners. Once the stray hold has expired, the animal's ownership is transferred to RCACP and we are responsible for its disposition at that point.
When an animal's stray hold expires, it is evaluated and depending on that evaluation it receives vetting (spay/neuter, rabies, microchip, etc.) to be placed for adoption. Space is always a consideration, so if a rescue is interested in the pet, then arrangements are made to transfer the animal to one of our rescue partners.
It is extremely important to reclaim lost pets as soon as possible.