If you have lost your pet, we recommend doing all of the following. Please be aware that people may not be familiar with all breeds and may mistakenly post your dog as a different breed. So please keep that in mind when you are looking for them.
Visit local animal shelters for your lost dog or cat, and post flyers on their "lost" boards. Make sure you request to see animals in the quarantine and injured areas as well. Do not simply call them. Visit each one at least once every three (3) days. Animal control facilities are only required to hold stray pets for 72 hours before they become eligible for adoption, rescue, or euthanasia. Depending on where your pet was lost, this could include several shelters in the Fresno area.
Click the link below to see a list of some of the shelters, but there are more! Many of the smaller rural towns such as Kerman and Avenal do not have websites dedicated to animal services.
List your pet on missing pet apps. Check out local neighborhood apps, Facebook Groups, Craigslist, and Petfinder.
If you had your pet microchipped, call the microchip company and double check the information is correct. You can also report them lost at the same time. Ask the microchip company if anyone has called about your pet. Don't depend on the shelter, vet or clinic that implanted your chip to update the information. This step is critical! Your pet could be with someone waiting for a call from a concerned owner. They can only reach you if your information.
Create flyers about your lost pet, including your contact information and post them in the area where your pet was lost. Ask local businesses if you can post them in their windows or on bulletin boards. Make sure your flyer has a clear picture and/or a very distinct description of your pet, and make sure your phone number is readable!
Email a flyer to local rescue groups, or better yet, post it on their Facebook pages!