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I FOUND A PET
(OTHER THAN DOGS & CATS)

 

  • IF YOU WISH TO SURRENDER A STRAY PET (OTHER THAN DOGS AND CATS) TO THE SHELTER, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND MAKING AN APPOINTMENT IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE WAIT TIME.  DIAL 311 TO SPEAK TO THE CITY OF SACRAMENTO 311 CALL CENTER (24 HOURS A DAY / 7 DAYS A WEEK).  IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO DIAL THAT NUMBER, PLEASE CALL 916-808-7387.
  • IF YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO THE SHELTER WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE WILL BE A WAIT TIME. PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO THOSE WITH AN APPOINTMENT.
  • WE ONLY ACCEPT A STRAY PET FOUND WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF SACRAMENTO. IF YOU FIND IT IN THE COUNTY LIMITS OF SACRAMENTO, CALL THE BRADSHAW ANIMAL SHELTER AT 916-368-7387.

 

Stray Small Animals Front Street Animal Shelter VIEW PETS REPORTED
MISSING BY THEIR OWNERS

 

STEP 

Purple Circle Number One

Click on the link above to see if an owner has reported the small pet as being lost.

If you see a small pet that may be a match, write down the ANIMAL ID and dial 3 1 1 to speak to the City of Sacramento 311 Call Center (24 hours day / 7 days a week). If you are unable to dial that number, please call 916-808-7387.

 

STEP 

Purple Circle Number Two

Text STRAY to 833-511-0426 to receive our proven tips to help you find the owner as well as a website link to fill out a found pet report.

 

STEP 

Purple Circle Number 3

FOLLOW THESE FOUND PET TIPS

  • Make it easy for someone who lost a pet to find you by filling out a FOUND PET REPORT. These online reports are posted to our website daily.

  • Make a found pet ad on CRAIGSLIST (with a photo) and post to the NEXTDOOR neighborhood where the pet was found.

  • There are many local LOST & FOUND PET FACEBOOK PAGES for different areas of the city. Post a picture and description of the pet on the pages near where the pet was found.

  • Search Craigslist, NextDoor, and Facebook Pages to see if the owner has posted an ad looking for his/her pet.

  • Take the pet to a shelter or veterinarian to scan for a microchip. Ask for the microchip number and search it on the MICROCHIP LOOK-UP WEBSITE.

  • Make found pet  posters that look like this:  CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO. Hang them at the 6 busiest intersections near where you found the pet.

  • Take a moment to add the pet's picture to PETCO LOVE LOST, a free tool that uses facial recognition to match lost and found pets.

  • Report your found pet to other LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTERS

  • If the found pet is wearing a tag with a phone number, call and send a text. People tend to be more responsive to texts than phone calls from unknown callers.

  • Continue to update and re-post your online found pet posts every couple of days.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Pets are considered to be the legal property of their owners. Finding a pet does not entitle the finder to keep, sell, or give away the pet, nor does it convey ownership to the finder. If you find a pet, you must actively look for the owner for at least 90 days.  Even after that period of time has elapsed, the owner may still have the right to reclaim his/her pet under certain circumstances.

    According to California Penal Code 485, a person who finds lost property without first making reasonable and just efforts to find the owner and to restore property to the owner may be guilty of theft.  It is important to report the found pet to the animal control agency servicing the area where the pet was found and to follow your jurisdiction's policies and procedures regarding stray animals.

 

 

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU FIND THE OWNER

    TEXT  STRAY TO 833-511-0426 TO RECEIVE OUR PROVEN TIPS TO HELP YOU FIND A LOST PET'S OWNER AS WELL AS A WEBSITE LINK TO FILL OUT A FOUND PET REPORT.

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