SPCA Tampa Bay

Lost/Found

 

What To Do if You Lose A Pet

  • Visit your county government shelter immediately and every 3 days to make a visual inspection.
  • Check for online reporting capabilities.
  • File lost pet reports with local animal shelters – most have online systems.
  • Use our form, below.
  • Place flyers (include pet photo) around your neighborhood and with local veterinarians, emergency clinics and pet groomers/sitters.
  • Use brightly colored paper to stand out.
  • Ask your neighbors and your mailman if he has seen your pet.
  • Paid services send e-alerts to targeted zip codes: FindToto.com, PetHarbor.com
  • Place a lost pet ad in your newspaper and read the lost/found section.
  • If you have recently moved, check your old neighborhood.
  • When you find your pet, notify everyone they can stop looking.
  • Remember shelters charge fees for reclaimed pets.

What To Do if You Find A Pet

  • File found pet reports with local animal shelters – most have online systems.
  • Check for online reporting capabilities.
  • Decide whether you can care for the animal until the owner is located.
  • Find out which shelters will care for the animal. (Not all shelters take in healthy lost pets.)
  • If the animal is sick/injured contact the emergency vet clinic in your area.

Cat

 

SPCA Tampa Bay

9099 130th Avenue North, Largo, FL 33773
Phone: 727-586-3591 | Fax: 727-499-0368
Animal Cruelty 24-Hour Hotline 727-586-3591x135
Info@spcatampabay.org