Imagine you are driving around town to some random destination when you suddenly see a stray dog. What do you do? Do you call 911? Do you try to catch the dog?
I saw a black lab in a neighboring town today in the middle of a busy intersection. I didn't know what to do. I have to local dog catchers number but this was a different part of town.
Same thing happened a while back and I called 911 - they put me on hold! Eventually I got patched through to the right place and they said they would send somebody out.
Is there a general 800 number in the US that you can call? That way you don't have to bother 911 operators? I couldn't possibly program every town's dog catcher in my phone.