Lost Pet

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY DOG OR CAT GETS LOST?

It can happen. A door or gate can be left open and suddenly everyone is is a panic looking for your best friend who has disappeared.

Before your companion gets lost, take these steps:

Dogs should be licensed and micro chipped and your contact information should be updated any time you move or change phone numbers.

Cats are not required to have a license in Los Angeles City, but they should be micro chipped and your contact information should be updated any time you move or change phone numbers.

If your companion gets lost, take these steps:

Tell Your Social Media Networks and post pictures of your lost pet telling everyone when and where you last saw  your fury family member.

Contact the nearest animal care center and look at the animals posted online who are in the shelters.

Check with veterinarians in the area your pet was lost to see if any injured animals have been turned in.

Your dog or cat may be scared and may not photograph well, so I recommend visiting and looking for yourself.

Keep checking the shelters daily.

Put signs up near where the dog was lost with a picture of him/her.  Offer a reward.

Use bold headlines like “LOST DOG” or “MISSING CAT.”

Don’t give up:

Sometimes scared animals hide and it takes them a while to let anyone see them. Some even hide in a neighbors garage.

P.S.  Altered pets tend to stay closer to home and, by the way, we have a mandatory Spay/Neuter ordinance in the City of Los Angeles.

The next step is to visit the Animal Services Center to redeem your animal. Be sure to check the hospital ward and isolation areas in addition to the regular kennel areas for your pet. In order to redeem your pet, you must present proof of ownership. Proof may include photos, vaccination records, or adoption certificates, among others. You also must present a valid form of government-issued photo identification (i.e. drivers license).

If your pet is currently at one of our facilities, you will need to pay impound and other fees before he or she can be released to you. Redemption fees vary based on the type of animal, the number of times the animal has been redeemed (dogs), the amount of time your animal has been in our facility, and whether any veterinary services have been provided. To find out what it will cost to release your pet, please contact the Animal Shelter where your pet is located.

You can register your missing animal with our lost pet registration service.

Click here for a service provided by pethabor.com to search for your lost your dog
Click here for a service provided by pethabor.com to search for your cat
Click here for a service provided by pethabor.com to search for other pets

You will be emailed automatically when an animal matching the description you provide is registered as FOUND or shows up at one the Los Angeles Animal Services Center. Emails are sent once per day and registration is valid for 30 days.

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