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LOST & FOUND PETS

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The Front Street Animal Shelter is CLOSED in order to help combat the spread of COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause, but it is essential we do our part to reduce the spread of this disease.

As a result, we are NOT allowing visitors to access the shelter's kennels and look for their lost pets. However, if you believe that you see your lost pet on our website, please text (preferred) or call 916-385-8794 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm / 7 days a week.  When you contact us, please make sure to provide us with the Animal ID. 

In addition, we are WAIVING fees (excludes investigation cases and medical cases) for owners who reclaim their lost pets from our shelter.


TIP:  To view animals at the local animal shelters and get proven tips for finding your pet, text STRAY to 555888.

 

FINDING A STRAY ANIMAL

The Front Street Animal Shelter is NOT able to accept healthy, stray animals. However, if you find a sick, injured, or aggressive animal, please text (preferred) or call 916-385-8794 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm / 7 days a week.


If you find a healthy cat or kitten(s), research shows that putting it back to where you found it is the best thing to do. An adult cat or older kitten is likely someone's pet and being taken care of, and kittens almost always have a mother that is just off getting something to eat. Taking kittens from their mother drastically decrease their chance of survival. So please leave them be or take them back to where you found them.


If you find a healthy dog, please consider helping us save lives by temporarily housing the dog and attempting to find the owner or finding someone through your social network who can. Text FOUNDPET to 555888 to fill out a Found Pet Report and to receive proven, easy tips for finding the owner. If this is not possible, please text (preferred) or call 916-385-8794 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm / 7 days a week.

 

Stray Dogs Front Street Animal Shelter Stray Cats Front Street Animal Shelter Other Stray Animals Front Street Animal Shelter

 

VIEW THE ANIMALS REPORTED BY THEIR OWNERS AS MISSING
(THESE ANIMALS ARE NOT AT THE SHELTER)

DOGS
REPORTED MISSING
BY THEIR OWNERS
CATS
REPORTED MISSING
BY THEIR OWNERS
OTHER ANIMALS
REPORTED MISSING
BY THEIR OWNERS

 

VIEW THE ANIMALS FOUND BY CITIZENS & BEING KEPT IN CITIZENS' HOMES
(THESE ANIMALS ARE NOT AT THE SHELTER)

DOGS FOUND
BY THE PUBLIC
CATS FOUND
BY THE PUBLIC
OTHER ANIMALS FOUND
BY THE PUBLIC

 

 

Lost2Found Program Cell Phone Front Street Animal Shelter

DID YOU LOSE YOUR PET?

 
Text STRAY to 555888 to get a free pet-finding guide with video tutorials & links to our shelter's lost pets every 3 days.

Reply STOP anytime to end text messages.

Lost2Found Program Terms & Conditions

 

 

Our online listing of stray animals is updated every hour. Please note that there are occasions when our website may go offline or may not be updated due to maintenance or technical glitches. To verify when an animal's listing was last updated, click on the animal's thumbnail image and read the description to the right of the larger photo. If it reads, "This information is 1 hour old," this means that the website was updated an hour ago. This does NOT mean that the animal arrived an hour ago.

The online listing displays LIVE animals that were either picked up by one of our animal control officers or brought to the shelter by concerned citizens. Deceased animals are NOT shown on the website.

 

ARE YOU MISSING YOUR PET?

The shelter will hold onto an animal for a minimum of 3 days in order to give an owner the opportunity to look for his/her lost pet. The hold is extended if (1) an animal has a microchip or  is wearing a license tag, a rabies tag, and/or a personalized tag and (2) we receive information that the owner has been incarcerated or hospitalized. Once the holding period has ended, an animal may be placed for adoption, transferred to another shelter or to a rescue group, or be placed in the shelter's foster care system. An animal may be euthanized immediately if the animal is suffering from a serious medical condition or injury and/or is not responding to treatment. Also, if an animal does not pass the behavior evaluation, the animal may be euthanized.

You may file a report of your lost pet(s) by clicking the link below. At the end of the online report, you will be given the option to upload a photo of your pet(s). Your online report will be sent electronically to our shelter, and we will enter the information into our records so that we may contact you if we are able to locate your missing pet.

REPORT YOUR LOST PET

You may also want to check with other local animal control agencies in the area, and we encourage you to check online resources, such as Nextdoor, Craigslist, and Facebook groups.

NEED HELP? SEE OUR LOST & FOUND RESOURCES GUIDE

 

HAVE YOU FOUND A LOST ANIMAL?

IMPORTANT!  IF YOU DECIDE TO SURRENDER A STRAY ANIMAL TO OUR SHELTER, WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT THE ANIMAL IF THE ANIMAL WAS FOUND WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS of SACRAMENTO.  IF YOU FIND A STRAY ANIMAL IN THE COUNTY PORTION OF SACRAMENTO, THEN THE ANIMAL MUST BE TAKEN TO THE BRADSHAW ANIMAL SHELTER.

Please click on the link below to report an animal(s) that you have found and intend to hold onto at your home. At the end of the online report, you will be given the option to upload a photo of the animal(s). Make sure to take the photo in landscape (not portrait) mode and to include the full body of the animal under adequate lighting. Your online report will be sent electronically to our shelter, and we will enter the information into our records so that we may contact you if we find a potential owner.

REPORT A FOUND ANIMAL

The Sacramento Bee offers to place free advertisements for found animals. To place an ad, call (916) 321-1234 or toll-free (800) 876-8700.

 

Finding Rover

Keep your dog safe with Finding Rover, the revolutionary facial recognition app that scans the unique features of your dog’s face and keeps it on file in case your dog ever gets lost. The app is free to register on your iPhone, Android devices, and on the Web. When your dog is lost, you can report your lost dog in the app and Finding Rover can alert a network of partners, such as dog organizations, nearby members, and social media outlets. And if you see a lost dog, you can report it by snapping a photo of the dog and uploading it into the app. The app is able to do a facial recognition search in its database. If there’s a match, the owner’s contact info pops up. For more details, check out Finding Rover.

 

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