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  • Lost and Found Pets

    Find your lost pet(s)

    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.

    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. 


    If you don't have the Survey123 field app, please download it first.

     Select an option below to find out what more you can do.

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    Automated help through text

    • 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

    File a lost or found report here

    IMPORTANT! Before you file a report please read ALL of the information provided on this page in order to prevent delays.
    • It may take up to 30 MINUTES for your report to appear on the website. Please DO NOT file multiple reports for the same pet. Filing multiple reports will cause delays and may prevent us from being able to effectively help you.
    • You will get an automated confirmation email within 15 MINUTES of your report being filed, providing the email address you submit is correct. If you think you have not received this email please check your SPAM and/or JUNK INBOXES.
    • Providing a picture greatly increases the chances the public will view the report. Reports that include pictures are 85% more likely to be viewed by the public.
    • Use the links below to file a report for either a lost or found pet.
    I have LOST a pet and want to file a report:
    I have FOUND a pet and want to file a report:

    Lost a pet?

    Lost a Dog?


    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.

    Lost and Found Pets in Pima County

    Lost and Found Pets in Pima County

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    Animal Care Center

    4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    (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.

    Ajo Substation

    1249 N Well Rd
    Ajo, AZ 85321
    (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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