According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2 percent of cats and only 15 to 20 percent of dogs are returned to their owners. Most of these were identified with tags, tattoos or microchips. If you have lost your dog or cat, please call (561) 233-1200 or visit the Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control. You should go directly to the county shelter to look for your lost dog or cat in the stray/reclaim kennels. Under limited circumstances will the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League take in stray animals. To see if your pet is located at our facility please click the appropriate picture below. The League frequently transfers animals over from the Animal Care and Control Department but only after they have had the opportunity to be reunited with their owner.
We do strongly suggest that you contact and visit each shelter in the area
to look for your lost pet. You can also visit www.petharbor.com
to complete a lost pet report and upload photos of your lost pet. These reports are e-mailed to all participating shelters.
You may also wish to contact local newspapers and inquire about their lost and found pet classified advertisement. Usually they will provide this service at no charge.
Placing posters throughout your neighborhood can help you get your pet back.
Most importantly, don't give up! Pets can be found weeks, months, even years after going missing.
Inexpensive metal identification tags with your name and phone number remain the best way to get your pet back if they ever become lost!
If we receive a lost pet, we check for a microchip and identification tag. If we find either a chip or a tag we begin tracking down the owner. Too often we find that owners haven’t kept their microchip information up to date. When that happens, we call Animal Care and Control to see if they have a record of the microchip. If there is a veterinarian listed on the microchip record we’ll call them too.
The League holds a lost pet a minimum of five business days, not including the day of intake, after which time they are evaluated for the adoption program. If you find your pet at our shelter, you will need to provide proof of ownership (medical records, photographs) and proof of rabies vaccination. By law, we cannot release an animal without proof of vaccination. If you cannot provide proof of vaccination, you will be required to pay for a rabies vaccination and tag.Owners of unsterilized pets will need to comply with the Palm Beach County spay and neuter ordinance.
- Visit all area shelters every four to five days.
- Tell your friends, family, and co-workers that your pet is lost.
- Notify your veterinarian and all local veterinarians in your immediate area.
- Place flyers in their offices with a clear description of your pet and a current photo.
- Post “Lost” flyers in your neighborhood if allowed.
- Place an ad in your local newspaper in the classifieds’ Lost and Found section.
- Check bulletin boards and newspapers for a listing for “Found” animals.
- If you have moved or changed your phone number, update your rabies license tag by calling (561) 233-1200 and notify your microchip company.
- Always keep an identification tag on your pet’s collar including your phone number.
- Even if your pet is microchipped and always kept inside they should still wear a collar and identification tag in the event they accidently get out.
- Visit our blog and post your lost pet.
If you have found a stray dog or cat, please call (561) 233-1200 or visit the Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control Department. Lost animals should be taken directly to the county shelter. Under very limited circumstances will the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League take in stray animals. It is the belief of the organization that Palm Beach Animal Care and Control should be the primary location for lost pets in an effort to reunite pets and their owners quickly. The League frequently transfers animals over from the Animal Care and Control Department but only after they have had the opportunity to be reunited with their owner.
As a private shelter we receive no local, state or federal funding and rely solely on donations to help care for the thousands of animals in our care each year.
|Other Shelters|| |
|Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
||3200 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach.
|Tri-County Humane Society
||21287 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton
|Delray Beach Animal Control
||434 S. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach.
|Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control
||7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach.
|Other Sources|| |
|Palm Beach Post—Classified Ads
|Sun Sentinel—Classified Ads
|Adopt a Cat Foundation, Inc.
|Humane Society/Treasure Coat
|Humane Society/Vero Beach
|Humane Society/St. Lucie County
|Humane Society/Broward County