Helpful tips about lost and found pets are:
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. Nextdoor is another social media resource that can be useful.
It is very important that you personally visit the animal care center that services the City of Alhambra. For the City of Alhambra, 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.
- Each animal care center has a community lost and found bulletin board for posting such information. 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.
- Visit your local animal care center daily. It may take days or weeks for your pet to appear in the shelter.
Check other animal control agencies surrounding the area where your pet was lost, in case your pet wandered into another jurisdiction or was brought there by a concerned resident. Leave information about your lost pet at these locations.
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.
Always have a collar on your pet with a tag that provides owner contact information on it.
Ensure that the microchip on your pet is up to date with your information on it. If your pet does not have a microchip, a microchip can be placed by your veterinarian or the nearest L.A. County Animal Care Center (for a fee).