Have you LOST a dog / Cat in Fresno County?

Here are some steps you can take to help find your lost dog or cat (we recommend doing them all!), and remember that whatever breed your pet might be, someone else might mistake him/her for a different one, so keep that in mind when you are searching:

Make lost flyers and post them in the area where your pet was lost.  Ask local businesses if you can post them in their windows or on bulletin boards.  Make sure your flyer has a clear picture and/or a very distinct description of your pet, and make sure your phone number is readable!

Physically check your local shelters for your lost dog or cat, and post flyers on their "lost" boards.  Make sure you request to see animals in the quarantine and injured areas as well.  Do not simply call them.  Visit each one at least once every three (3) days.  Animal control facilities are only required to hold stray pets for 72 hours before they become eligible for adoption, rescue, or euthanasia.  Depending on where your pet was lost, this could include several shelters in the Fresno area:

This is an incomplete list.  Many of the smaller rural towns such as Kerman and Avenal do not have websites dedicated to animal services.

Check out the Next Door App for your area.  https://nextdoor.com/  

Check local Facebook groups that are focused on lost and found pets.    Here are a few links... 
Fresno 

Tower Area 
Tower Pets - Lost and Found
Reedley
Reedley Homeless Pets
Kerman 
Kerman Animal Services
Parlier
Parlier Homeless Pets
Orange Cove 
Orange Cove Animal Shelter
Selma 
Selma Lost and Found
Madera 
Lost and Found Pets in Madera, CA
Visalia 
Lost and Found Visalia, CA Area Pets
Kingsburg
Kingsburg Area Lost and Found Animals

Check the local newspaper for found pets and post a lost ad for your pet.  The Fresno Bee posts them in the Classified section.

Check Craigslist in the Pets section AND the Lost & Found section and post lost ads in both sections.

Check Petfinder regularly to see if a rescue group might have ended up with your pet.

Email a flyer to local rescue groups, or better yet, post it on their Facebook pages!

If/when you are reunited with your pet, make sure he/she wears a tag with your current phone number on it and if they are not already, get them microchipped!

Have you FOUND  a dog / cat?

You can help reunite a lost pet with his/her owner!  Here are some steps you can take to help find his/her home:

Check for a collar and tags.  His/her family might just be a phone call away and missing them like crazy!

Take the pet to have him/her scanned for a microchip.  Any veterinarian, rescue group, or shelter will have a microchip scanner. There is no charge for this service, but if the pet has a chip, they will be able to give you the chip ID number and manufacturer of the chip.  The chip manufacturer should be able to put you in contact with the registered owners of the pet.  Phone numbers for chip manufacturers are as follows:

  • Home Again 1-888-HOMEAGAIN
  • AVID 1-800-336-2843
  • 24-Hour PetWatch 1-866-597-2424
  • ResQ (Bayer) 1-877-PETLINK

Check Craigslist in the Pets section AND the Lost & Found section and post lost ads in both sections.

Make found flyers and post them in the area where your pet was lost.  Ask local businesses if you can post them in their windows or on bulletin boards.  Make sure your phone number is readable!

Email a flyer to local rescue groups, or better yet, post it on their Facebook pages!

Pay attention to flyers in the area where the pet was found.  His/her owners might have posted lost flyers.

Check the local newspaper for lost pets and post a found ad.  The Fresno Bee posts them in the Classified section.  Found ads are free and they run them for a week.

Call or visit your local shelters (see above under "Have you LOST a pet?") to submit a found report.

View lost dogs / cats currently in our shelter below......