Instead of our usually “The FresYes Totally Adoptable Pet of the Week!” we’re going to feature an infographic from Fresno Humane.
Here’s just some of the information on their website. Go to https://www.fresnohumane.org/get-them-back-hom for much more!
Please remember that whatever breed your pet might be, someone else might mistake him/her for a different one, so keep that in mind when you are searching!
If your pet is 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 because your pet could be with someone waiting for a call from a concerned owner. They can only reach you if your information is listed on the chip.Here’s a list of the most common microchip companies and their contact information:
- Home Again — 1-888-HOMEAGAIN
- AVID — 1-800-336-2843
- 24-Hour PetWatch — 1-866-597-2424
- ResQ (Bayer) — 1-877-PETLINK
- Found Animals — https://www.foundanimals.org/microchip-registry/owners/
Physically check your local 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.
If you have lost a cat, it is especially important for you to check shelters in person. Many neighbors will mistakenly bring owned cats to the shelter, thinking they are lost. If you have outdoor cats, make sure you talk to your neighbors about your cats and what they look like. You may think your cat ran away and hasn’t come home, but it could be at a local shelter waiting for you!
Depending on where your pet was lost, this could include several shelters in the Fresno area:
- Fresno – Fresno Humane Animal Services
- City of Clovis – Clovis Animal Services
- City of Sanger – Sanger Police Department
- City of Selma – Selma Animal Services
- City of Reedley – Reedley Animal Control
- City of Kerman – Kerman Animal Control
- Tulare County – Tulare County Animal Services
- Madera County – Madera County Animal Services
This is an incomplete list. Many of the smaller rural towns, such as Kerman and Avenal, do not have websites dedicated to animal services.
We hope you and your pets have a safe and happy 4th of July!