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WHAT TO DO IF YOUR ANIMAL IS MISSING:

  • Compose an accurate description of your missing companion animal. Be specific about your companion animal's breed, size, weight, sex, collar, tags, and any distinguishing characteristics. Please provide a recent photo of your companion animal.
  • Fill out a Lost Pet Report or call Bloomington Animal Care and Control at 812-349-3492.
  • Use social media:  Facebook’s Bloomington Indiana Lost and Found Pets Page, Next Door, etc.
  • Post flyers picturing and describing your lost companion and your contact information at bus stops, schools, veterinary clinics, laundromats, and stores.
  • Reach out to your neighbors.  Let them know your animal is missing and ask permission to inspect their property.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR MISSING ANIMAL:

  • The Center for Lost Pets provides a centralized location for people who have lost or found pets to connect. This site also provides advice and resources for how to find a lost pet.
  • Missing Pet Partnership is a national nonprofit devoted to reuniting lost pets with their families. The website includes recovery tips and a guide to finding pet detectives.
  • Cats in the Bag provides detailed tips to better help you locate your lost cat. This site addresses the differences between indoor and outdoor cats, as well as trapping, utilizing neighbors, and different types of posters.

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE FOUND A STRAY ANIMAL:

  • File a Found Animal Report, or call Bloomington Animal Care and Control at 812-349-3492 for assistance.
  • If you choose to care for the animal yourself while locating its owner, you can bring the animal to the shelter to be scanned for a microchip.  Local Veterinarians and Animal Welfare groups can assist with this as well.
  • Use social media:  Facebook’s Bloomington Indiana Lost and Found Pets Page, Next Door, etc.
  • Post flyers picturing and describing the found animal and your contact information at bus stops, schools, veterinary clinics, laundromats, and stores.

 

**Please be aware that when you call the Animal Shelter, you may get our voicemail system. The Shelter receives 300 to 400 calls per day. We check voicemail regularly throughout the day and return calls as soon as possible.