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I FOUND A PET
(OTHER THAN DOGS & CATS)

 

  • IF YOU FIND A STRAY PET (OTHER THAN DOGS AND CATS) AND WISH TO SURRENDER TO THE SHELTER, 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. YOU MUST CALL AND SET UP AN APPOINTMENT.  DO NOT COME TO THE SHELTER UNTIL YOU ARE INSTRUCTED TO DO SO.
  • WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT A STRAY PET IF IT WAS 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

If you cannot text, please fill out a FOUND ANIMAL REPORT HERE. Please note that reports are added to the website every day from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Follow this checklist --

  • Check for a microchip by having the animal scanned at any local shelter or vet (for free!).
  • If the animal 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.
  • Check Nextdoor for the neighborhood where the animal was found and post a picture of the found animal.
  • Check Craigslist for lost pet posts under "Lost & Found" and create a found pet ad.
  • Check these local lost pet Facebook pages and post the animal's picture.
  • Report your found animal to other local animal shelters
  • Print small flyers to put on doors in your neighborhood and large flyers to post at major intersections in the neighborhood.

 

    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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