What to do if you find a lost pet
What does the City do with found pets?
- We post found pets on Helping Lost Pets within a few hours of arriving at the shelter.
- We post deceased animals on Helping Lost Pets for up to 48 hours.
We will keep found pets for three days.
- We house and care for found pets so the owner has time to claim them.
- We assess pets not claimed for three days for the adoption program, animal rescue or euthanasia.
We check all animals, alive or deceased, for a microchip, tattoo or identification tag. We try to contact the owner using this information.
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