My pet is lost?/I think I've found someone's pet-what can I do?
For lost or found pets in New York City, please contact Animal Care and Control (AC&C) by calling 311 or search their online database.
Report a lost or found animal to your local shelter or animal control facility immediately.Because animal control facilities are often overwhelmed with unclaimed and unwanted animals, time is of the essence. If you find an animal,keep in mindthat someone is most likely looking for this pet-and if you don't report it to your shelter, the owner may never be reunited with his or her animal. You may also wish to place flyers around the neighborhood or an ad in your local newspaper. If you want to keep a pet whose owner cannot be located, consult your local humane organization for advice on how to proceed.
To read more suggestions, please read our article Tips on Finding a Lost Pet .