Reporting a Lost Pet
Visit the Animal Services Shelters
Animals impounded without a current license are held three (3) full working days for the owner to reclaim. Animals with a current license are held ten (10) working days.
It is essential that you continue to personally check area shelters, as only you would be certain to recognize your pet. Do not give up too soon. Animals may wander for weeks before being rescued by an Animal Services Officer, or a well-meaning person may have held the animal for some time before turning it in.
Don't wait for the finder to advertise your pet as found. Place "lost" posters with a photo of your pet in the vicinity where the pet was lost - markets, schools, etc. Remember, it is against the law in most cities and counties to post on utility poles. Don't forget to remove the posters when your pet is found.
- Enlist the help of neighbors and children in the area. A reward may generate more interest.
- Check with local veterinarians. Injured pets may have been taken there.
- Check animal shelters adjacent to your area. It is very possible for your animal to travel or to be carried into the jurisdiction of another animal shelter.