Resources

Resources - resources for lost & found pets, rehoming petsFor emergency or injured stray situations:

Contact AZ Humane EAMT to request an ambulance for a sick or injured stray animal in the valley, an animal in distress or if you suspect an animal is being abused or neglected, call 602.997.7585 Ext. 2073. For abuse cases, you may also fill out their online form. Services are free and available daily from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

If you find a stray:

  • Check for ID or license tags
  • If the stray is wearing a current Maricopa County tag, call 602-506-PETS (7387), follow the prompts to retrieve the owner’s phone number
  • No collar or tags? Visit the nearest vet office or PetSmart for a free microchip scan
  • Post flyers around the neighborhood where you found the stray pet*
  • Share the stray pet on Nextdoor.com* to be seen by your neighborhood community
  • List the stray pet in the lost & found section of Craigslist*
  • Post the stray pet to the Straydar Facebook group (you need to join the group)
  • Report the stray pet online at Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
  • Contact your personal network of friends, family, coworkers to see if anyone is able to foster the stray until the owner can be located or the pet rehomed
*Please provide a very minimal description and be sure owners clearly and accurately identify the dog before releasing them

If you lost your pet:

  • If your pet was microchipped, confirm that it is up-to-date
  • Post flyers of your pet in the neighborhood where they were lost
  • Report your lost pet online at Maricopa County Animal Care & Control and Helping Lost Pets
  • Contact as many local rescue groups with your pet’s description and your contact information
  • Share your lost pet on Nextdoor.com to be seen by your neighborhood community
  • List your lost pet in the lost & found section of Craigslist
  • Post your lost pet to the Straydar Facebook group (you need to join the group)
  • Don’t give up hope! Review the found sections of these same sites EVERY DAY!

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