Lost Animal Information

Lost Animal Information

Lost Pet Tips

Searching for your lost pet can be a confusing and frustrating experience. We offer you the following tips to aid you in finding your pet.

If you are missing an animal or if you have found a stray animal, please complete one of the following applications:

Note:  The lost and found reports accept pictures in the format of jpg, png and gif files.  If you are unable to attach a picture to a lost or found report, please email the picture to tcanimalservices@tularecounty.ca.gov and put your animal's name in the subject line.

Lost Animal Application

Found Animal Application


1.    Diligently search for your pet for at least one month, following every lead and visiting all animal facilities at least once every three days.  

2.    Do not rely on telephone inquiries to find your pet.

3.    Talk to newspaper and postal carriers and neighbors.

4.    Check with local veterinary clinics and hospitals.

5.    Check on FaceBook, Finding Rover, and social media

6.    Make sure your contact information is up to date with your pet's microchip company.  Start a lost pet report.

The primary animal shelters in this area are:

Tulare County Animal Services (Check Online)
(559) 636-4050 
14131 Avenue 256                
Visalia, CA  93292
Shelter Hours:  10 am – 4 pm, Monday through Saturday

Visalia Animal Care Center
(559) 713-4700
29016 Highway 99
Visalia, CA  93277
Shelter Hours:  12 pm - 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday (walk in hours)
                          8 am - 12 pm, Tuesday through Saturday (by appointment only)  

Porterville Animal Control
(559) 562-5947
23611 Road 196                    
Lindsay, CA  93247
Shelter Hours:  12 pm - 5 pm, Monday through Friday
                          9 am - 5 pm, Saturday

Tulare Animal Services Facility
(559) 685-5047
3817 South K Street                    
Tulare, CA  93274
Shelter Hours:  10 am - 7 pm, Monday
                          8 am - 5 pm, Tuesday through Friday

7.    Make a lost pet flyer.  Distribute within a one-mile radius of where your pet was lost. Post in various locations such as veterinary hospitals, grocery stores, schools, laundromats, and churches.

8.    Place an ad in the lost and found section of local newspapers such as the Visalia Times-Delta, Tulare Advanced Register, Exeter Sun, Dinuba Sentinel and Porterville Recorder. You may also want to try Craig’s List, Thrifty Nickel, or other neighborhood magazines along with FaceBook and other social media outlets. Follow the ads every day and pursue any found ads that may match the description of your pet. USE CAUTION WHEN RESPONDING TO A "FOUND" PET TIP—Always take a friend.

Remember, pets with a current license, identification tag, and/or microchip are more likely to find their way home!