Please be cautious when approaching strange animals. A lost animal may be afraid and attack, so if you are unsure leave any contact to professional animal control officers. If the animal is friendly, please contain it as soon as possible with a lead or on your property, this will ensure it is safe from traffic or any other dangers. Once it is contained you may want to check its collar for an identification tag and/or contact your local council. Please remember that all councils operate outside normal business hours and should be contacted even if it is a weekend or public holiday.