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Lost/Found Pets

Cape Ann Animal Aid records lost/found pet information internally and we compare those reports to any animal that may be brought to our facility and to any phone calls we receive about lost/found pets to help reunite pets with their families.

> Click here to submit a Lost Dog Report

> Click here to submit a Lost Cat Report

 

Time is of the essence when a pet has been lost or found. Please utilize the resources on this page, intended to aid in the search and return of lost pets on Cape Ann and beyond.

TIPS FOR FINDING A LOST PET

In the event that your dog/cat gets lost, there are a number of things you can do to improve your chances of finding him/her:

  • LOOK AROUND YOUR HOUSE
    • As soon as you notice your pet is missing, look for him/her first inside and outside of your house. Your pet may be in a closet, a dark corner, or even inside bulky furniture and other small places. Try making cues that usually interest your pet (i.e.: opening the dog food container or jingling a favorite toy).
  • GET THE WORD OUT TO NEIGHBORS
    • Go door to door in your neighborhood and let your neighbors know your pet is missing. Sometimes, pets may hide in a neighbor’s garage or have found an open window and may be hiding or accidentally locked in a basement or shed etc.
  • USE COMMUNICATION CHANNELS
    • Call/email all local animal shelters, groomers, animal control, and veterinary offices to report your missing pet. You should also bring them a flyer to post. (See our Quick Contact List below.)
    • Send emails to friends, family, and coworkers on your email list and ask them to pass on the info to anyone in the area.
    • Post messages and pictures on message boards and forums.
  • RUN AN AD IN THE PAPER
    • Place an ad in the local paper. Some papers will run lost and found messages in the classified sections for free or at a low cost.
  • CONTACT MICROCHIP COMPANY
    • If your pet is microchipped, contact the company where your microchip is registered and let them know you pet is missing. Oftentimes, microchip companies maintain a database of animal care businesses etc. where they can send a missing pet alert. You'll also want to be sure your contact information in association with the microchip is up to date.
  • MAKE FLYERS
    • Make flyers to hand out and post around the area with your pet’s picture and a description:
      • Use large and clear font that can be easily read.
      • Be sure to include a telephone number that somebody will answer or that has voicemail.
      • If you chose to offer a reward, use caution in responding to people who claim to have found your pet
      • Ask businesses if you can post a flyer in their store (retail stores, gas stations, restaurants, bars, and grocery stores etc.
QUICK CONTACT LIST

For animals lost on Cape Ann, you may refer to this list of local places you may want to contact to report your lost pet. Please note, this is a partial list and you are encouraged to research additional resources especially depending on your location.

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICES CONTACT INFORMATION
Gloucester Animal Control 978-281-9746
Rockport Police Department 978-546-1212
Essex Dog Officer 978-768-6363
Ipswich Animal Control 978-356-6652
Manchester Animal Control (978) 526-1212; steachr@manchester.ma.us
Beverly Animal Control (978) 921-6000 x2361
Salem Animal Control (978) 744-0171 x121
Danvers Animal Control 978-777-0001 x3023
   
VETERINARY OFFICES CONTACT INFORMATION
Cape Ann Veterinary Hospital - Gloucester/Rockport 978-283-3238
North Shore Veterinary Hospital - Gloucester 978-283-0214
SeaPort Veterinary Hospital - Gloucester 978-283-8883
Manchester Animal Hospital - Manchester 978-526-9500
Beverly Animal Natural Health - Beverly 978-927-3622
Farms Veterinary Clinic - Beverly 978-927-0317
Borash Veterinary Clinic - Danvers 978-531-8713
   
ANIMAL SHELTERS CONTACT INFORMATION
Cape Ann Animal Aid - Gloucester 978-283-6055
Northeast Animal Shelter - Salem 978-745-9888
Marblehead Animal Shelter - Marblehead 781-631-8664
Peabody Animal Lifesavers - Peabody 978-531-7478
Merrimack River Feline Rescue - Salisbury 978-462-0760
MSPCA - Boston/Methuen 617-522-7282 (Boston)/978-687-7453 (Methuen)
   
OTHER LOST PET RESOURCES/LISTINGS* WEBSITE
Cape Ann Lost Pets Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/107454752616503/
Missing Dogs Massachusetts (Massachusetts Only) http://www.missingdogsmass.com/
MA Lost Pets Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/MA.Lost.Pets
Granite State Dog Recovery (New Hampshire Only) http://www.granitestatedogrecovery.com/
Maine Lost Dog Recovery (Maine Only) http://www.mainelostdogrecovery.org/
Commonwealth Cat Recovery https://www.facebook.com/comcatrecovery
Lost and Found Pets of the North Shore Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/226036490746378/
Help Lost Pets - Map http://www.helpinglostpets.com/MAP
 
*Note: Cape Ann Animal Aid is not affiliated with these websites/groups and is not responsible for any content on these websites.
 
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