Lost & Found
I Lost My Cat / Dog - What should I Do?
Place flyers in your neighborhood, local pet stores,
and vets. Make sure you drive around the neighborhood. If you know of any other pet owners, check with them. Your pet may go there to socialize.
If micro-chipped, call your microchip company. Advise them of your lost pet and make sure your name, address, and phone number are up to date.
- Make sure you keep your animal license tag updated with your home address, home phone, and alternate phone numbers. If someone finds your pet and calls in the license number, we can look it up, give them your information, and help reunite you with your pet much faster.
- Check local newspaper listings
We have partnered with Finding Rover!
- Our shelter strives to find innovative ways to keep pets in our community safe so we are very excited to announce our new partnership with Finding Rover!
- Finding Rover uses facial recognition technology to help reunite lost dogs and cats with their families, allowing anyone with computer access to be a superhero.
- If you FIND a stray dog or cat, all you need to do is go to the Finding Rover website , click Found a Pet, snap a picture on your phone, and upload. From there, the magic of Finding Rover will match that photo with photos of pets that have been reported missing. You can also call (727) 582-2600, option *8 and complete a Found Report.
- For those that have LOST a dog or cat, please click the 'Search for Your Lost Pet Now' button below, upload your pet's picture, and Finding Rover will search found reports, which will include animals in our care and other shelters. Our partnership automatically updates all of our shelter's pets on our Finding Rover page! You can also click on View Found Pets button above. If you find an animal that you think is yours, email us or call us at (727) 582-2600, option *8. Please have the Animal Number ready. You can also email us through the Finding Rover App. Note: Please do not let 3 days go by without coming to the shelter for a visual inspection of the dogs and cats in our care.
Reclaiming a lost pet from Animal Services:
All pets that come into the Pinellas County Animal Shelter are examined carefully for both a county license and a microchip. If the pet has a county license, we will have your personal information in our database and will contact you the very next working day to inform you that we have your pet. In addition, the same would hold true if your pet has a microchip. Please remember to keep this information current at all times so that we can reunite you with your lost pet.
* * * SPECIAL NOTE * * *
|When unaltered animals are impounded and reclaimed by their owner, an incentive will be offered at that time to have the animal spayed/neutered at a low cost and, in addition, the impound fees will be waived. The boarding fees will still be assessed each day the animal was in the shelter.
If your pet has no form of identification, you should immediately begin a physical search at all the local animal shelters for your lost pet.
Visit our Found page and note that an agent can reclaim your pet on your behalf.
Impound fees are based on the current fee schedule approved by the Board of County Commissioners.
Found a Pet:
Please make a reasonable attempt to locate the animal’s owner. Call Animal Services at (727) 582-2600 or bring the pet to the shelter at 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, 33774.
- Please safely confine the pet.
- If the pet is wearing a tag, do not remove from pet. Get the Tag ID number and call the phone number provided on the tag. If the pet does not have a tag, make sure you drive around the neighborhood. Look for any Lost Pet flyers and talk to neighbors to see if anyone is missing their pet.
- Have the pet scanned for Microchip, if possible.
- It is also good to check other local animal shelters. Visit Pinellas County Sheriff's Office CARES to post the found pet’s description and photo.
Thank you for your efforts to reunite pets with their owners!
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