Finding a lost Pet
Visit each shelter where your animal might have ended up. If you live in an area that borders other cities you should also check with those shelters since animals are known to wonder some distance. Unless your animal was wearing a pet license when it arrived at the shelter, we cannot positively identity it for you. It is important for you to visit the shelter to search for your pet. Remember that pets often lose their collars and tags so you cannot depend on them.
Local Animal Shelters:
|City of San Bernardino Animal Control |
333 Chandler Place
San Bernardino, CA 92408
|Rancho Cucamonga Shelter |
11780 Arrow Route
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
|San Bernardino County Animal Services (Devore Shelter) |
19777 Shelter Way
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Redlands Animal Shelter
504 N. Kansas
¨ Check shelters daily (or at least every third day) until your pet is found. Don't assume that a shelter will hold your animal any longer than the 3 days (72 hours) required by law.
¨ Notify people who are familiar with you pet that it's lost (i.e., mail carriers, neighborhood children and etc.)
¨ Contact veterinary practices in your area. They may have a "lost and found" bulletin board in their offices.
¨ Read the "found" ads and take out a "lost" ad in the local newspaper. If your neighborhood permits, post flyers in the area where you live.
Don't give up
Some pets are found after months and months of searching.
Why pets stray
One of the most common reasons a pet will stray from home is because it is not spayed or neutered. Spaying or neutering your pet will eliminate your pet's reproductive instincts and, therefore decrease the chances of it straying from home to search for a mate. Another benefit to altering your pet is that you'll be able to obtain a reduced license fee. For more information about spaying or neutering contact your veterinarian or click here spay & neuter
Your pet's ticket home
If your pet is wearing a current license or other form of identification, you can count on the animal shelter contacting you. Of course, if you moved or changed phone numbers without telling us, the license, micro-chip or ID won't do much good. Please ensure that the information on you pet's license or ID is current.
Searching for your pet on-line
To view animals picked up by animal control, go to the web site below. It contains pictures of animals that have been brought to the shelter. It is updated daily at 6:00 p.m. You should be aware that not all pictures are posted on the web site. Animals transported to the emergency veterinary clinic, animals picked up dead and some others will not be included.
Click here to Search Through Our Lost & Found Pets