Have you found a stray cat or dog?
If you found a stray dog or cat without an I.D. tag, here are some tips for reuniting the animal with its owner:
Take the animal to a veterinary clinic or animal shelter to have it scanned for a microchip. If the pet has a microchip implanted, the owners can often be contacted immediately and reunited with their pet that same day!
- If the pet is not microchipped, upload the pet's information to our Lost & Found Database and report a found pet with the City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department. When completing found reports, include a photo of the pet, unique characteristics about the pet detailed information about when, where and how you found the pet.
- Personalize this flyer template with the found pet’s information and photo, print and post copies in the area where you found the pet, in animal shelters, and in other high-traffic community locations.
- Craigslist and The Albuquerque Journal accept classified ads for “lost” and “found” pets. It is useful to check these regularly and post your own ad. Make sure that anyone who contacts you about the pet is able to provide proof of ownership, like a photo or veterinary records, before you release the animal to them.
- If you are unable to find the pet's owner and cannot temporarily care for him/her, Animal Humane accepts admissions of stray pets by appointment. Visit our Admissions page for details.
Good luck and thank you for helping a lost pet!
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