Lost & Found Pets

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View Stray/Found Animals

All animals currently in our facility may not be listed (i.e. quarantined, evidence/investigation hold, or cautionary animals are not listed) . Also the pictures and descriptions may not accurately depict your missing pet. Please come to our facility to accurately identify your missing pet(s).

Lost Pets

  • If you have lost a pet, we recommend you visit the shelter in person.
  • Stray animals without identification are held for 4 shelter business days and animals with a license are held a minimum of 10 calendar days.
  • To reclaim your pet, you must have personal identification, your pet’s records (license, rabies certificate), a photograph of your pet, and be at least 18 years old.
  • Fees for service will be charged to claim your pet.

After you file a Lost Pet Report, staff will check lost pet reports for any possible matches and call if there is a match. Please be advised the information you provide in this report is open to the public on the lost pets page.

Lost Pet Suggestions

  • Fill out the Animal Services online Lost Pet Report.
  • Look for your pet immediately; ask the mail carrier, delivery driver, and children in your neighborhood if they have seen your pet
  • Check the found reports.
  • Visit the animal shelter at least every other day. Keep checking all local shelters; many people keep lost pets for weeks before turning them in.
  • Ask to see the list of dead animals that have been picked up, and about animals being held in the quarantine area or taken to the vet.
  • On the days you do not visit the shelter, search online for animals in local shelters via PetHarbor Advertise in the local papers; offer a reward but do not specify a price.
  • Post lost pet notices on bulletin boards in libraries, stores, laundromats, and other community announcement areas.

Found Pets

  • You may bring the animal to the Shelter during open hours or call (510) 790-6635 to request it be picked up by Animal Services. Animal Services Officers do not pick up stray cats.
  • There is no after-hours drop box available at the shelter
  • If you have found a stray but wish to hold onto the animal, Fremont City Ordinance requires that the finder notify the animal shelter within eight hours. Notify us that you have found a stray animal by completing a Found Pet Report. Please note this report is not a request for service, and if the animal is brought to the shelter, notify staff you filed a Found Pet Report to avoid creating a duplicate record of the animal.
  • If you have kept the found animal for approximately 30 days, it is now considered your property and you are responsible for licensing and caring for it.