San Diego Humane Society and SPCA

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Lost and Found 

The San Diego Humane Society provides lost and found services at our North Campus only for the cities of Oceanside and Vista.  If you live outside of Oceanside or Vista, please see this page for a list of other organizations.

San Diego Humane Society (North Campus) contact info:
Phone:760-730-8854 (dogs),  760-681-5751 (cats or small animals)
email: lostandfound@sdhumane.org

Getting started:
Gather as much information as you can - pet's name, age, weight, breed, color, overall description, location lost/found, photograph, etc.

Lost pet:

  1. Call shelters: contact the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA  and the other shelters in the surrounding cities to see if somone has filed a found report for your animal.
  2. File a lost report: Contact the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA and the other shelters in the surrounding cities to file a lost report.  Don’t forget to send pictures of the animal! 
  3. Search our website: Search for found animals here» If your pet has been missing a longer period of time, also search our Available for Adoption page» as found pets are available for adoption after 4 days (stray hold time).
  4. Continue searching: continue calling the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA and other shelters in the area and checking shelter websites, our pet may show up after you've called or searched the first time.
  5. Look for "pet found" notices and post your own "pet lost" notice:
    • Local veterinarian hospitals or clinics
    • pet stores
    • coffee shops
    • Craigslist (the pets and the lost & found section)
    • local newspapers


Found pet:

  1. File a found report: contact the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA and the other shelters in the surrounding cities to file a found report.  Don’t forget to send pictures of the pet too.
  2. Search our website: search the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA website for pets reported as lost»
  3. Check for a microchip: take the pet to a local veterinarian office or clinic to have them scanned for a microchip to try to locate the owner. 
  4. Bring the pet in to the San Diego Humane Society!
  5. Continue seaching:  check the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA website as well as other shelter websites for animals that have been reported as lost. 
  6. Look for "pet lost" notices and post your own "pet found" notice:
    • Local veterinarian hospitals or clinics
    • pet stores
    • coffee shops
    • Craigslist (the pets and the lost & found section)
    • local newspapers

note: If the owner is not located and you are interested in adopting the animal as your own, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA will be happy to provide you the information needed to adopt the animal.  Legally, the transfer of ownership of a lost animal may only be completed after the required holding period.

 

Other shelter and animal welfare contact information can be found here»

 

Newspapers
You can also place an ad in your local newspaper, announcing your lost pet. Below is a listing of a few local papers.

San Diego Reader
(619) 235-8200
www.sandiegoreader.com/

PennySaver
(800) 546-3237
www.pennysaverusa.com/classifieds/usa/index.html

North County Times
Oceanside (760) 433-7333
Vista (760) 631-6600
www.nctimes.com

San Diego Union Tribune
(800) 338-6146
www.utsandiego.com/

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THIS WEEK'S EVENTS

Wednesday April 9
Accupressure For Pets
North Campus
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Friday April 11
Spring Fling
Doggie Cafe
North Campus
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Tuesday April 8
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ben & Jerry's
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Sunday April 13
11am - 2pm
Muttropolis
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Carlsbad

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Viewing/Adoption:
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Sat & Sun 11am to 5pm

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Viewing/Adoption:
Mon - Fri 11am to 6pm
Sat & Sun 11am to 5pm

General business:
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