File a found animal report

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No Place Like Home!

Most people search for their lost pets at their local shelters. A found report includes your contact information so the guardian can find you to recover his missing pet. You can file a found report with HSSPCA online or in person.

Check for a microchip

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and implanted under an animal’s skin. Information is encoded on the chip to identify the animal. Take the stray animal you found to a veterinarian or animal shelter to have him scanned. If a microchip is detected, it will provide you with identifying information to find that animal’s guardian.

Post signs

Make the signs bold, with key words in large type. A photo of the animal is a big help.

Distribute flyers door-to-door in the neighborhood where the animal was found and post them at major intersections and along main streets. HSSPCA and other shelters have lost and found stations where you can post a sign. Also, be sure to scan the neighborhood for signs advertising a lost pet, in case the one you found is the same one.

Use the Internet

You can post information about the pet you found on several websites:

mobiPet

Petfinder

Craigslist

Pets 911

Missing Pet Partnership