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Chandler, AZ
(480) 732–0018
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While we are unable to accept uninjured strays/ pets that have gotten separated from their owners (please see Have you found a pet? link below for instructions on where to take them), you are welcome to bring any found pet by us and we will gladly scan it for a possible microchip.

Have you lost your pet?
First, search your property thoroughly. Cats and small dogs can get into some mighty strange places. look in EVERY nook and cranny. Don’t assume that your pet would never crawl into some tiny space. Walk the neighborhood. Talk to your neighbors.

VISIT your local Animal Control, humane societies, and animal shelters, including the ones in surrounding areas.
  • You must actually visit the animal control and humane shelters every day or two. It works well if several family members can take turns visiting the shelters.
  • Your description of your pet and their description rarely match. YOU MUST GO LOOK! Be sure to check all areas of the shelter, including the infirmary. Also be aware that dogs may be housed in the cat section and vice–versa.
  • Leave a picture of your pet and your phone number at each shelter. Befriend them.
Ask Animal Control, humane societies, and shelters about pet rescue organizations in your area. Call local veterinarian offices during the day. After 5 PM, call veterinarian emergency clinics.

It is extremely important to post MANY flyers about your lost pet within a 1–mile radius of where it was lost. Place an Ad in your local newspaper, Check the newspaper ”found“ ads every day. Use the identifying information you have withheld about your pet. Please remember that you should never give out all of the identifying features of your lost pet. If the person who claims to have found your pet cannot describe these features to you, they do not have your pet!

How To Protect Your Pets Now
Safeguard your pets before they are lost by following the common–sense tips below.
  • Pet–proof your yard fence so your cat or dog will be safely confined. Be sure to check your fence regularly for new escape routes.
  • Keep fence gates securely locked. This is for the safety of both your pet and any visitors (wanted or unwanted).
  • Never allow your pets to roam free in the neighborhood. Leash them at all times.
  • Always transport a cat in a carrier. Never take your cat to the Vet or anywhere else unless it is secured. A carried cat can bolt and hide if frightened by loud noises. When a cat is frightened in strange surroundings, especially with traffic noise around, it will hide and will not come to you.
  • The same goes for dogs. Always leash them when taking them anywhere. If a dog gets loose in an unfamiliar area its chances of ever finding its way home are practically nil.
  • Get some good photos of your pet now, before it’s too late.
  • Ensure that YOU can be located if your pet is found.
    • Always keep a collar on your pet with a tag that has your CURRENT PHONE NUMBER on it.
    • Always have a CURRENT rabies tag and pet license tag attached to your pet's collar. You can be found by the number on the tags.
    • A collar and phone tag are the most important form of ID you can have for your pet. However, pets can lose their collars on the streets. For real security, a backup is needed.
    • You may also microchip your pet
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