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Lost Pet 

We highly recommend all of the following steps for you to find your missing pet.


Canvass your neighborhood- Talk to your neighbors, ask them to keep an eye out, and give them your contact information. Register for a free "Animal Alert" for your cat or dog on LostMyDoggie  They will create a professional lost pet flyer and Fax AND Email it to 25 nearby shelters/vets!  Don't let this replace your hard work. This should complement your efforts! Dog

Step 2

Post your lost pet on social media sites- Facebook, Instagram, etc. Send descriptive emails about your lost pet to your animal shelter, local friends, colleagues, and family members, and ask them to pass on the info to anyone they can. Post messages to animal forums and message boards run by groups based in your area. Lots of parks and dog parks have online communities. 

Step 3

Come to the shelter during normal business hours to walk our kennels - If you do not find your pet, please ask an Animal Care Services staff member to check our Isolation, Feral, and Quarantine sections.

Step 4

Check with veterinary hospitals, mail carriers, meter readers, delivery people, and other shelters. (If the pet may enter into another shelter's jurisdiction). It is not uncommon for a lost pet to wander for several miles, so search at least seven blocks in either direction.

Don't Give Up!

Once a pet has been held for the required holding period and adopted into a new home, the pet belongs to the new owner. If your pet has been adopted, staff will contact the new owner and ask if they wish to return the pet or contact you. If the new owner chooses not to return the pet or contact you, no other action can be taken. Adoptions are final. 

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