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Lost Pet In Austin Texas What To Do?

- If you lost your pet, come over to Austin Animal Center to search for your missing pet immediately. There are all kinds of domestic and unusual pets held at the center - from farm animals to exotic ones, and even wildlife are brought to the center. There are numerous animals brought every day and as such each animal may be accommodated for just three days or even less. So, please drop by the center every day and look up our database for your lost animal.

Look for Your Lost Pet

Austin Animal Center To get your pet back from the Austin Animal Center you have to go up to the center yourself with proof of ownership like photo ID of your pet or vet records to get the pet back. Also, come with your own photo ID. We admit US or international passport, driver’s license, Government or some official photo identification, and Mexican consulate cards.

If Your Pet is Missing

  1. Come to the Austin Animal Center to look for your lost pet. Animals are only accommodated for three days to ensure you drop in as promptly as possible and come once a day to search for your missing pet.
  2. Look up our online database to find your pet. It is organised by ‘Days in Shelter’, click on that category heading.
  3. Look at the Found Pet Map, which is updated every hour.
  4. There is an Austin Lost and Found Pets Facebook page which you can and join to post photos and information about your pet.
  5. You can also post and search for your missing animal on and Craigslist in the community section under Lost & Found and Pets.
  6. Go to animal shelters near you where your pet may have been taken. Sometimes, well-meaning people pick up a dog or cat and take it to the nearest shelter, which is not always Austin Animal Center!

Advice on Finding Your Lost Pet

  1. Start searching right away.
  2. Make and disseminate flyers and put up signs in high traffic areas. Kindly make certain that your signs and flyers do not violate City of Austin sign regulations. For design and display tips, click here.
  3. Pass out flyers in vet clinics, pet stores, pet boarding facilities, groomers and other local businesses.
  4. Don’t lose hope too soon. Some missing pets are discovered within hours or days and yet others are found months or even years after going missing. Don’t give up!

If You Find a Pet

  1. Turn in a Found Animal Report by calling 311 or use the Austin 311 app.
  2. Utilising this report, the pet will be recorded in our online database for the next two weeks. If the pet’s owner is discovered in two weeks, kindly submit a fresh report.
  3. Take the pet you found to a vet, emergency animal hospital or an animal shelter in your area to have the pet’s body scanned for a microchip. Microchips can migrate in the pet’s body.
  4. There is an Austin Lost and Found Pets Facebook page which you can and join to post photos and information about the pet.

If you are able to, kindly accommodate the animal safe and secure in your home while you continue to look for the owner. Our shelter operates at capacity and has almost no room for new animals coming in.

If it is not possible for you to keep the animal or if it is injured, you can bring it to the Austin Animal Center from Monday to Friday, 11am to 7pm or Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 5pm.

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