Fruit Valley Veterinary Clinic

Lost Pets / Found Pets

If you have lost a cat, we recommend that you contact any animal shelters, veterinary clinics and animal welfare organizations in the vicinity. Our staff may be able to give you information regarding these. Be sure to have a thorough description of the cat- age, sex, size, color, breed, any collars, tags or distinguishing features, microchip number. Canvassing your neighborhood may be helpful. Injured cats may quietly hide near the home (for instance, under a porch) and be tricky to locate. Online resources may provide listings (like Craigslist, Petfinders).

If you have lost a dog, we recommend that you contact any animal shelters, Dog Control Officers, veterinary clinics and animal welfare organizations in the vicinity. Our staff may be able to give you information regarding these. Be sure to have a thorough description of the dog- age, sex, size, color, breed, any collars, tags or distinguishing features, microchip number. Canvassing your neighborhood may be helpful. Online resources may provide listings (like Craigslist, Petfinders).

If you find a strayed dog, check for identifying tags. These may provide a way to locate the owner. If there is no tag, you should contact the appropriate dog or animal control officer to take possession of the dog and allow the owner to locate the dog at the local shelter. The DCO or ACO should be able to check for a microchip and keep the dog safe while providing a location where people know to look for their stray pets.

If you find a strayed cat, check for identifying tags. These may provide a way to locate the owner. If there is no tag, you should contact the appropriate animal control officer (if there is one) to take possession of the cat and allow the owner to locate the cat at the local shelter. The ACO should be able to check for a microchip and keep the cat safe while providing a location where people know to look for their stray pets. If there is no cat shelter serving your locale, then you may wish to contact local animal welfare organizations and veterinary clinics to report the stray. Be sure to have a thorough description of the cat- approximate age, sex, size, color, breed, any collars, tags or distinguishing features, and where the cat was found. Welfare organizations may be able to provide help for the cat. Canvassing your neighbors may be helpful. Posting information and a picture online may help find the owner (like Craigslist, Petfinders).