Have you lost your cat or dog?

We know how terrible it is to lose a pet. Take a deep breath, and read through the steps below for immediate actions you can take to find your pet.

Upload your pet’s information to our Lost & Found Database and file a lost report with the City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department. When filling out lost pet reports, be sure to include:

  • Your pet’s name and what they are likely to answer to
  • Photos
  • Information about your pet’s appearance, age, sex, breed, microchip number, collar and tags (if applicable)
  • Personality characteristics
  • Details about the time, date and location in which your pet was lost

Personalize this poster template with your pet’s information. Print out multiple copies and distribute them to your neighbors, post them in major intersections near the area where your pet went missing, in animal shelters, and in community centers.

Look through our Lost & Found Database daily, and look at the profiles of pets at Animal Humane and the City of Albuquerque. If your pet was surrendered as a stray and is not microchipped, he or she may be listed on these websites.

Post a free classified ad with Craigslist and the Albuquerque Journal

When advertising to the public, provide a thorough description of your pet to allow for a positive identification in the event that someone finds him or her, but leave out one or two unique characteristics to avoid being the target of scams. Beware of anyone who claims to have found your pet and demands a monetary incentive for his or her return.

Make regular visits to local shelters and look for your pet. While shelters do their best to reunite stray pets with their families, the large volume of animals in our care makes it crucial for pet owners to follow up.