LOST PETS – IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:
I’m a pet lover too; my purpose in sharing the following information with you is to arm you with the information you need to find and bring your pet home as soon as possible!
- In Texas, pets are considered by law to be property; most shelters are only required to hold stray pets for 72 hours.
- After a pet’s stray hold, they can go to adoption, rescue, or be killed immediately; tragically, many shelters are nothing more than animal control facilities and they kill immediately.
- Check the shelters near you, in person, and daily. Busy shelter staffs can make mistakes and the only sure way to determine if your pet is at the shelter is to go in person daily. With a 72 hour stray hold, time is not on anyone’s side at some shelters.
- Dogs can travel far; either on foot, or people mistakenly thinking a pet is homeless and they take them to find a home for them. We see it far too often. Using the resources below, post “lost dog” or “lost cat” signs in the following places and websites! Online, we have seen reunited with their family sometimes from counties and even several states away, even months later.
Lost Pet Recovery Tips; Click this link to open new browser window for Pet-Abuse.com
Found Dogs, DFW PetNet.org
Found Dogs, FidoFinder.com
Found Cats, DFW PetNet.org
Found Other Pets, DFW PetNet.org
Lost Dogs, DFW PetNet.org
Lost Dogs, FidoFinder.com
Lost Dogs of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Fido Finder, Dallas, Texas
Report a Lost Animal, Pet 911
Found Pets, Pet 911
Lost Cats, DFW PetNet.org
Missing Pet Network, DFW PetNet.org
Craigslist, Select City, then select Pets in the Community section, upper left. There is also a Lost/Found section, post there too.
Corpus Christi, Texas call Lost Pet Hotline: 361-882-PETS
There are numerous lost/found local sites on Facebook. Note: new pages are often added, so if your area of Texas is not included here, do a search on Facebook to see if any news ones have been added since I last updated his page.
Lost and Found Pets - Alvin, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Pets-Pearland-Manvel-Alvin/130882987077618
Lost and Found Pets in Bastrop, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/BastropLostAndFoundPets
Brazos Lost & Found Pets: http://www.facebook.com/BrazosLostAndFoundPets
Lost and Found Pets in Cypress, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/cypresspets
Lost and Found Pets in El Paso, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Pets-in-El-Paso/190650824441561
Lost and Founds Pets in Fairfield, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fairfield-Pets-Fairfield-Lost-and-Found-Pets/152701311411690
Lost and Found Pets in Fort Worth / Tarrant County: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-And-Found-Pets-In-Fort-Worth-Tarrant-County/295539770471310
Galveston County, Texas Lost and Found Pets: http://www.facebook.com/GalvestonCountyPets
Lost and Founds Pets in Greenville / Hunt County, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Pets-GreenvilleHunt-County-TX/214067772011463
Guadalupe County, Texas Lost and Found Pets: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Guadalupe-County-Lost-and-Found-Pets/206429786041520
Lost and Found Pets in Hayes County, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/LostAndFoundPetsOfHaysCountyTx
Houston Lost & Found Pets: http://www.facebook.com/HoustonLostandFoundPets
Lost and Found Pets in Katy, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/LostOrFoundPetsInKatyTx
Lost and Found Pets of Killeen, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Pets-of-Killeen-Texas/151885974907651
Lost and Found Pets in Laredo, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/LostAndFoundLaredoPets
Lost and Found Pets in League City, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/LostFoundPetsLeagueCityTx
Lost and Found Pets in Longview, Texas area: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Pets-Longview-Texas-and-Surrounding-Areas/198642743558381
Lost and Found Pets in Lubbock, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/LostandFoundPetsOfLubbockTx
Lost and Found Pets - Manvel, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Pets-Pearland-Manvel-Alvin/130882987077618
Lost and Found Pets of Navarro County: http://www.facebook.com/LostandFoundPetsofNavarroCountyTexas
Lost and Found Pets - Pearland, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Pets-Pearland-Manvel-Alvin/130882987077618
Prosper Texas Lost and Found Pets: http://www.facebook.com/ProsperLostFoundPets
Lost and Found Pets in Rio Grande Valley, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/RGVLostandFoundPets
Lost and Found Pets S.E. Texas: http://www.facebook.com/LOSTandFOUNDPETSofSETexas
Lost and Found Pets in Sherman, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/DenisonShermanLostPets
Lost and Founds Pets in Spring, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/bjayne19
Lost and Found Dogs and Cats in Tyler, Texas: http://www.facebook.com/lostcatsanddogsoftyler