If you lose a pet and post about it on social media. The BARC animal shelter wants you to know there is a scam going around. BARC says scammers are watching people who post their lost pets on social media. Once they spot a “missing pet” post, they’ll call you on the phone using a masked number that shows BARC’s customer service line. They’ll then say BARC has found their pet, but in order to get it back, they’ll need to pay a $250 “microchipping fee” over the phone. 

BARC says don’t fall for it. Meanwhile, the animal shelter wants to remind you that the shelter is full and all adoption fees are waived until October 15.