At any one time, the kennel may have in its care, numerous dogs of various breeds, colors, ages, etc. and a verbal description given over the telephone is often not enough to distinguish one dog from another. When searching for a lost dog, you should be prepared to visit the kennel to positively identify and claim your lost pet. A current, valid dog license, proof of rabies vaccination and the payment of service charges are required to reclaim an impounded dog. State law provides that an animal shelter can destroy a dog ten days after an animal has been impounded and left unclaimed.