At Northeast Animal Shelter, we know how devastating it is when a beloved pet is missing, and we want to do whatever we can to help.
If you have lost or found a pet, here is a list of things you should do:
- Contact your neighbors and let them know your pet is missing or that you have found a pet. Pets usually stay close to home and can sometimes get shut in a neighbor’s garage or shed.
- Contact the police department in the city where you lost/found the pet and ask for the animal control officer. Also contact the animal control officers and animal hospitals in neighboring towns.
- Call our shelter to fill out a Lost/Found report. We will check to see if the information you give us matches up with any of our previous reports.
- Contact area newspapers – some newspapers place lost/found ads for free.
- Create posters of your lost/found pet and post them everywhere – grocery stores, animal hospitals, shelters, pet supply stores, banks, coffee shops, gas stations, groomers, pet day care centers, schools, parks, police stations, libraries, and community bulletin boards.
- Go online to websites like:
These sites let you list the pet for free. They also give suggestions on making posters and placing ads.
Some animals have microchips under their skin that contains a unique identification number registered to the pet’s owner. If you bring a found animal to Northeast Animal Shelter, we will gladly use our microchip scanner, and if we find a microchip, we will help locate the owner.