LOST & FOUND.
I'VE LOST MY PET. NOW WHAT?
Please complete a Lost Report. Reports are also available at the shelter.
We encourage you to come to the shelter and ask to personally see the dogs brought in as “strays.” This is particularly important if your pet is a mixed breed because descriptions can vary widely.
If your pet is microchipped, contact the microchip company to see if someone has called in your pet’s information. If your contact information is out-of-date, a shelter or vet might be trying to find you.
Check websites such as IndyLostPetAlert, Craigslist, The Herald Bulletin, and Friends For Paws.
Place an advertisement in the paper. Include a picture.
Post your pet’s photo at all major intersections, nearby markets, pet supply stores, or any place where someone who might be sheltering your pet would go for supplies.
Advertise at all nearby veterinary clinics. If your pet has been injured, a “Good Samaritan” might bring him to the nearest vet for treatment.
If you’ve lost your cat, focus your search around your home and neighborhood. Frightened cats look for small nooks and crannies to hide in, so checking under decks and porches and inside bushes is a good place to begin your search.
I'VE FOUND A PET. WHAT NOW?
Check with neighbors to see if their pet is missing.
Knocking on a few doors often is the quickest route to a happy reunion.
Check for tags or identification.
If the animal has no ID, take her to a local veterinarian or bring her to APL to be scanned for a microchip.
Always report a found pet to APL and other area shelters.
Filing a Found Report helps us match a Lost Report, if one exists.
Complete a Found Report online or in person at the shelter.
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WE HOLD STRAY ANIMALS FOR 7 DAYS BEFORE
THEY ARE PLACED UP FOR ADOPTION.
Strays can be claimed at The Animal Protection League, 613 Dewey Street in Anderson. Proof of ownership is required.