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, phone number are up to date.
- Call Pinellas County Animal Service 727-582-2600- 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 and give them your information and help reunite you with your pet much faster.
- Check Local News Paper Listings
- Check/ Post on:
- If your pet is not found right away- keep up to date on animals being brought into our shelter *(Call the Animal Services Lost or Found Pets Hotline at (727) 582-2604).
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.
If your pet has no form of identification you should immediately begin a physical search at all the local pet shelters (See list of local pet shelters) for your lost pet.
If you are unable to come in every couple of days due to hardship, physical handicap, or other emergency issue; please email us a picture of your lost pet, a description of the animal, date and location lost, and your contact information. We will look in our shelter for you; however, this does not guarantee we will be able to positively identify your 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 per each day the animal was in the shelter.
Low-Cost Spaying & Neutering Fees:
- Spay – Dog = $55
- Spay – Cat =$45
- Neuter – Dog =$45
- Neuter – Cat =$35
- Sterilized pet = $60
(includes free microchip)
- Intact pet = $100 (free microchip)
- Board per day = $10
If at the time of reclaim your pet is not current on rabies vaccine and tag, a compliance citation will be issued and you will be required to get the vaccine at your local vet within two Thursdays or at the shelter on Thursday between 1-4 pm.
- License = $20
- Rabies vaccination = $10
- Microchip (optional)= $20
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 pet.
- If Pet is wearing a tag (do not remove from pet)- Get the tag id number and call phone number provided on tag for owner’s information. If tag is not found, make sure you drive around the neighborhood. Look for any Lost Flyers’ and talk to neighbors to see if anyone is missing their pet.
Have pet scanned for Microchip if possible.
Thank you for your efforts to reunite pets and their owners!
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