Lost Your Pet?

We’re so sorry that you’ve lost your pet. As pet owners ourselves, we know that this can be an extremely stressful and difficult time for you. Below you’ll find a number of steps you should follow to help maximize the opportunities to find your pet.

If you’re looking for a lost pet and they are microchipped, the good news is that your pet is over 2x more likely to be returned home. Be sure to call your veterinarian and/or the microchip company right away to make sure your contact information is up-to-date.

If you live in Nashville/Davidson County, you should check first with Metro Animal Care and Control. MACC is our city’s central hub for Lost and Found pets. They are located at: 5125 Harding Pl, Nashville, TN 37211 and via phone: (615) 862-7928

You need as many people looking for your pet as possible and this is the best way to communicate. Neon signs are eye catching. Be sure to post signs in areas where you think your pet went missing then work outward from there.

This link shows you how to make signs and where to place them: https://www.missinganimalresponse.com/neon-posters/

Share fliers with your neighbors, local veterinarians, delivery drivers and postal carriers!

Pet Harbor

NextDoor

Facebook Lost and Found Pet Groups

Skippy Lou’s Lost and Found

Lost My Doggie

Petco Lost Pet

The more social channels the better! Ensure a swift reunion by including photos of your pet, a description of where your pet was last seen and your contact information.

Visit local vet offices. Bring your flyer. Drop it off. Also visit other area rescues. Stay diligent. And keep checking with your local County Shelter and on Pet Harbor daily.

Found a Pet?

It’s perfectly natural to feel overwhelmed when caring for a found animal! The Good News? You’re not alone and many animal control shelters now offer resources to aid caretakers in their efforts of reuniting! Why? Because finders typically represent the highest opportunity for reuniting found pets with their families while animal shelters typically represent the lowest.

Here are some steps to take if you’ve found a pet.

If a pet has identification, the first thing you should do is immediately contact the information found on their ID or tag.

Your local animal control is your area/city’s central hub for Lost & Found Pets and depending on where you live, this is a service provided to you through your tax dollars.

Pet Harbor

NextDoor

Facebook Lost and Found Pet Groups

Skippy Lou’s Lost and Found

Lost My Doggie

Petco Lost Pet

The more social channels the better! Ensure a swift reunion by including photos of your pet, a description of where your pet was last seen and your contact information.

Chances are if you found a pet, there’s someone out there looking for their pet. Hang neon fliers in your neighborhood, especially near large intersections. These fliers should show a large photo of the found pet, and the finder’s contact information.  Once you have a flier, go ahead and take that flier to local veterinarians, and area rescues as well.

What about kittens?

During the spring and summer months, thousands of kittens are brought to animal shelters by well-meaning good Samaritans. If you find kittens, please think twice before removing them from their outside home. Kittens are 50% less likely to survive when taken away from their mothers before they reach 8 weeks old.

What to do if you find a kitten >>

Have Additional Questions or Need Additional Assistance?

If you have additional questions or need additional assistance, you can contact our Community Resource Coordinator with typical response time being within 72 hours or 3 business days.