FILE A REPORT: Call your city's Police non-emergency number to report it lost or
FILL OUT our Lost/Found Pet form and we will notify our Operation Pet Watch members
to assist and put a description and photo on this page.
CONTACT ANIMAL AGENCIES: Visit or call the Shelter nearest you every 24 hours to
SEARCH THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Walk or drive through your neighborhood several times every
day--show a picture, if you have one. Early morning and sunset are prime times for
finding lost pets. Question everyone you see and ask them to keep an eye out for
your pet. Take return address tabs (the kind you stick on envelopes), put your phone
number on them and hand one to each person asking them to contact you if they see
USE THE POWER OF SCENT! Place a recently worn article of clothing in your yard; for
cats that usually stay indoors, place their litter box outside. Familiar scents can
bring them home!
ADVERTISE: Post fliers in all public places - grocery stores, community centers,
churches, etc. Place an ad in the classified section of your local paper. Offer a
reward if possible. Caution: to protect yourself from pet recovery scams, leave out
one of your pets identifying characteristics so you can verify the honesty of any
caller who claims to have found your pet.
NOTIFY OTHERS: Call your local vet clinics. Your pet may have been injured!
DON'T GIVE UP! It's important to keep checking the shelters daily.
And the next time: Protect your pet from getting lost again. ALWAYS keep a collar
with an ID tag on your pet. An ID tag is your lost pet's ticket HOME. License your
pet, as local law requires - Finally, keep a picture of your pet on file in the event
he or she strays again.