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Lost & Found Pet Information

If you are looking for a lost pet:                                     


  • Check the internet:  www.petharbor.com. Place a "Lost" ad on Nextdoor, Craig's List or similar sites

  • Call the shelter to see if your pet has been found.  If your animal is not at the shelter, we will fill out a "lost report" to be kept on file.

  •  Continuing calling every 2 or 3 days to look for your pet.

  • Check other local animal shelters and complete their lost report forms:  Oakland Animal Control - (510) 535-5603; Contra Costa County (Martinez) - (925)608-8400.

  • Make up flyers, preferably featuring a photo of the pet, with as accurate a description of the pet as possible;

  • Notify neighbors of your lost pet.

  • If the pet is a cat, be certain to look in crawl spaces of buildings, garages, storage sheds.  Cats often get locked into places where they've gone to explore or hide, so call for the cat during a time of day when a response from the cat will be heard.

  • EXTREMELY IMPORTANT - Don't wait around for someone else to find your pet and report it to you.  You must look for yourself.

  • And finally, unneutered cats and dogs can roam for miles, so the search will have to cover a broader area than for altered animals - another reason to have pets spayed/neutered.

  • If you have found a pet, please report it to Animal Services with as accurate description as possible.

If you file a lost pet report and later locate the animal,  

be sure to notify the shelter.

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