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  • Found a Pet

    I have FOUND a pet and want to file a report:


    Step 1: Work the Neighborhood

    Ask your neighbors if they have seen this pet and post flyers with your contact information and the found pet’s picture.

    • Cat: The cat you found may not be a stray. Don’t assume it’s been abandoned. If you have found a healthy cat in your area it needs to stay where it is. It probably belongs to one of your neighbors and is an indoor outdoor cat.
    • Dog: Most lost dogs are found within a mile of their homes and are 85% more likely to be reunited with their family within 24 hours if kept safe in the area.

    Step 2: Post the pet on Petco Love Lost!

    Search their database to see if someone has posted the pet as lost. Petco Love Lost uses facial recognition technology to match photos of the pet. You can share the Found Pet profile to your local social media pages. You can also use Petco Love Lost to make flyers to post in your neighborhood!

    Step 3: Check for ID!

    Check the collar to see if there are tags or phone numbers listed. You can also take the pet to any vet clinic or animal shelter to have it scanned for a microchip for free. Microchips include contact information for owners and can help reunite the pet quickly!

    Step 4: Check social media!

    Search local social media sites to see if someone has posted the pet as missing.

    For more tips on what to do when you find a lost dog, check out: https://lost.petcolove.org/found-pet-101/what-to-do-if-you-find-a-lost-cat-or-dog.

    Stray cats

    If you see healthy stray cats and kittens, whether they’re friendly or ‘feral,’ it means someone is caring for them and they live in the community. If they have a tipped ear, it means they’ve been sterilized and vaccinated. If you noticed unsterilized cats in your community, you can visit our community cats page to learn more about trap-neuter-return services for community cats. kitten

    Found kittens

    If you find a kitten, please visit our Found Kittens page to learn how to help keep kittens with their moms and out of the shelter!

    Sick or injured stray cats or dogs

    If you find a sick or injured stray pet, please bring it to PACC during open hours or call Dispatch at 724-5900 extension 4 to receive an immediate response.  25% of the pets who enter PACC have critical or urgent medical needs.

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    Pet Detective

    The Pet Detective is an online Survey123 app that you can download to your mobile device or open it directly in a browser.


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    Animal Care Center

    4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    Phone: (520) 724-5900
    Fax: (520) 724-5960


    Monday to Friday
    noon to 7 p.m.*

    Saturday & Sunday
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.*

    *Must be checked in to wait list 45 minutes before close to be seen in adoption and admission department.

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    1249 N Well Rd
    Ajo, AZ 85321
    Phone: (520) 387-7502


    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Wednesday: 4:30pm-6:30pm
    Friday:  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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