What do I do if my pet is lost?

It is very important that you personally visit the animal care center that services your city or area. For the Alhambra area, please contact the Los Angeles County Downey Animal Care Center located at 11258 S Garfield Avenue, Downey, CA 90242 or at 562-940-6898. When you arrive at the animal care center, be certain to ask to see all of the stray animals, including animals that are being held in the observation ward, medical area, or private veterinary hospital. Other helpful tips about lost and found pets are:

Check other animal control agencies in case your pet wandered into another jurisdiction or was brought there by a concerned resident. Visit your local animal care center daily. It may take days or weeks for your pet to appear in the shelter.

Place "Lost" fliers where your animal was last seen. Use ads in local newspapers, and Internet and social networking sites to spread the word. Talk to mail carriers and other people who frequent the area. Also leave information about your lost pet at your local animal care center(s).

Each animal care center has a community lost and found bulletin board for posting such information. Utilize social media! We suggest posting pictures/descriptions of lost and found pets to the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control Facebook Page. Keep looking! Remember, many well-meaning people do not know it is unlawful to keep a stray animal and will not immediately take a lost pet to an animal care center. They may keep it at their home for several weeks hoping to find the owner on their own.

Always have a collar on your dog with a dog tag that provides owner contact information on it. Also, consider microchipping your dog with your information on it. Microchips can be placed by your veterinarian or the nearest L.A. County Animal Shelter (for a fee). By doing either or both of these things it should be easier to find your pet if it becomes lost.

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