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  • Lost and Found Pets

    lost and found searching pets

    Losing a pet can be a stressful and confusing time so we've outlined some proven tips and tricks below. Finding a pet can be equally as stressful. We want to help. Click an option below to find out what to do.

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    • Is your pet missing?
      • Text "LOST" to (833) 552-0591
        • You will get links to file a report about your lost pet, view animals at the shelter and get proven pet-finding tips.
    • Did you find a stray pet?
      • Text "FOUND" to (833) 552-0591
        • You will get a link to file a report about the pet you found and get proven tips to help you find the owner. 

    Envíe un mensaje de texto con la palabra "PERDIDO" o "ENCONTRADO" al (833) 552-0591. Luego recibirá información que lo guiará a través del informe.

    Reply "STOP" anytime to end text messages

    Lost a pet?

    Lost a Dog?


    • Most lost dogs are able to be recovered within a mile of home inside the first 24 hours. Don’t wait and don’t give up! Just follow some of these basic steps.
    • Talk to your neighbors. They may have seen your dog running around and can tell you where it was last seen. Or they may have picked it up and are holding on to it.
    • Check to make sure your pet’s microchip is registered and the chip company knows your pet is missing. Check here to find the company that made your chip:
    • Pass out flyers and put out signs. Signs should be large and colorful and flyers should have a large clear picture of the missing pet only and at least one phone number that is easy to read.
    • Search our website for your missing pet here
      • See you pet on our site?
        • Schedule an appointmentto come to the shelter
        • Call 520-724-5969 and have your animals ID number ready
    • File a report for your missing pet here: You will be contacted by email once we get your report on file to request a picture.
    • Other places to post and file reports:
    • DON'T GIVE UP!!
      • Some missing pets are found weeks or months later.

    Lost a Cat?

    Indoor only cats:

    When indoor cats become frightened or lost they tend to hunker down in a hiding spot next to a building, and not move until they are found or get hungry. See below for some helpful tips for finding your missing cat. Don’t wait and don’t give up!

    Outdoor or indoor/outdoor cats:

    If your cat is an outdoor or indoor/outdoor cat, you still should still follow the recommendations listed above, however you should expand your search radius to at least several miles from where it went missing. Typically they don't come home because they are unable to due to possible injury or being trapped.

    Found a pet?

    Found a Dog?

    Found a 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.

    HELP! I have found a litter of kittens!

    • If you find a kitten, please visit our Found Kittens page to learn how to determine if a kitten is abandoned and help keep them with their moms and out of the shelter!
    • If you find a sick or injured stay pet, please bring it to PACC during open hours or call Dispatch at 724-5900 extension 4 to receive an immediate response.

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    Animal Care Center

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

    By appointment only, unless there is an emergency. If there is an emergency, please call  724-5900 and press 4.

    Ajo Substation

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

    By appointment only, unless there is an emergency. If there is an emergency, please call 724-5900 and press 4

       Monday:  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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