Suggestions of things to do when you find or lose a pet.
Create signs and post in your neighborhood.
Post on all lost and found websites/facebook pages. Post on your neighborhood facebook pages. Post on Next Door.
Contact the Alabama Pet Registry for valuable advice! 205-969-2241
- Search the surrounding areas each morning and again at dusk
- Use On-Line help from sites like www.fcdf.org & www.alapet.org
Place an ad in the lost and found section of the newspaper and fliers throughout the neighborhood and surrounding areas.
Put the following information on all flyers, notices, and ads: breed, color, sex, age, date lost, your name, and two phone numbers. (Add a picture if at all possible!)
- Ask Postal Workers and children in the neighborhood during your searches.
Postal Workers are always aware of loose dogs. Children are usually very observant and enjoy being helpful.
- Contact veterinarians and animal clinics in your area.
After your pet is found, ask your Veterinarian about microchipping!
- Contact your humane society.
- Be sure to visit Animal Control Facilities immediately, personally, and often!
County Animal Control Agencies
Blount County 205-625-6026
Jefferson County 205-591-6522
Saint Clair County 205-814-1567
Shelby County 205-669-8766
Tuscaloosa County 205-752-9101
Walker County 205-221-6294
Local Community Animal Control and/or Animal Shelters
Mountain Brook 205-879-0486
Vestavia Hills 205-978-0151
To better help you in your search, be sure to provide the following details to the places you contact.
- Pet Species
- Date Lost/Found
- Select one: Lost or Found
- Color/Markings (including any distinguishing features)
- Spay/Neuter Status
- Collar (color, type, & attached tags)
- Pet's Name
- List any other forms of identification
- Any other information that would differentiate this pet from any others
- Contact Name for pet
- At least two contact phone numbers, including number type (i.e. cell, home, work)
- Area of Town and Zip Code where lost/found
- If lost, exactly where the pet was last seen & circumstances surrounding pets disappearance