Reclaiming a Pet

Reclaiming a Pet

If you have lost an animal, you MUST come down to the shelter in person as soon as possible (check our Hours of operation).

Check our list of animals that have been brought in.  Not all animals go online right away.

Why must you look in person? No one knows your animal as well as you, and you may describe your animal differently than kennel staff members. If your animal is not here on your first attempt, don't give up! Someone may have your animal at their home while trying to find you, only to bring it here days, weeks, even months later.

Other ways to find your animal: Post signs in your neighborhood, at local veterinary clinics and pet supply outlets, and place an ad in your local newspaper.  Go door to door in your neighborhood, talk to service personnel (mail, trash, meter readers etc.). Visit the Shelter at least every other day! Check at neighboring shelters like the Visalia Animal Care Center, Valley Oak SPCA, City of Porterville and Tulare Animal Services.