Find my lost pet

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If your dog or cat is lost start looking IMMEDIATELY! Don’t wait for your pet to come back on its own. Canvas your neighborhood, calling out for your pet. If they normally respond to a treat jar or favorite squeaky toy, bring it with you. If you don't find your pet within a maximum of 2 days, call us at (831) 758-7285 or come to the shelter to file a lost pet report. We check these reports before animals are euthanized.

But don’t stop there! Make signs to post all over your neighborhood and surrounding blocks. If there are any stores which will allow you to post your sign, do that too! You can also check online on websites like Craigslist, which has been helpful at reuniting lost pets with their owners.The more people that know your pet is missing, the more eyes are looking out for it.

We suggest you check the shelter within 2 days of losing your pet and at least every 3-4 days after that. Since animals with no I.D. are only held for 3 business days, the more you look, the better chance you have of finding your pet. Make sure to check other area shelters since animals often wander through different jurisdictions. Again, animals found within the city limits of Salinas and Marina will come to our shelter. (Monterey County Animal Services or the SPCA of Monterey County would have stray animals from other jurisdictions.) And if you do find your pet, please let us know. We like happy endings too!

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