Lost & Found Pets

 

People who have either lost a pet or found a stray pet should:

Contact your local animal control officer and the animal control offices in the surrounding towns.

  • Per state law, found dogs must be reported to animal control. Found cats and other small domestic animals should also be reported. Some animal control officers also have microchip scanners, so they may be able to assist you in performing a microchip scan of the found pet in case there is a microchip that is registered to an owner.

  • If you’ve lost a pet, let your ACO know it is missing, just in case it is brought or reported to animal control. And continue to check with the ACO for several weeks. Animal control officers often cover huge cities on their own, so you should check in regularly about any lost or found pet reports.
     

Links for Information and Assistance with Lost or Found Pets