Lost & Found

Find or Report a Lost Pet

File a Lost or Found Pet Report with ACC

Have you lost or found a pet?

A report filed with ACC will be entered into an online database that searches our computer records and will send you information if there is a match. This report will be valid for 60 days and will continue to send you information if applicable. This will also enroll you in a program where volunteers will actively assist in the search for your pet in both ACC and third-party lost and found sites. You should file a Lost Pet report only after making sure your lost pet is not already in our Found Pets database.

You should file a Lost Pet report only after making sure your lost pet is not already in our Found Pets database.

Check here to see if your pet is in our care

File a Lost or Found Pet Report

View Pets Reported as Lost

Have you lost a pet? We're here to help!

Our shelter receives animals every day and one of them could be your pet. We are required to hold stray animals (animals that do not have an identified owner) for three days. After this three day holding period, any stray animal can be put up for adoption, transferred to another shelter, sent to rescue, put into a foster home, and in rare cases, euthanized (only if serious medical issues exist or there are issues of aggression).

1 in 3 pets go missing in their lifetime. Be prepared in case it happens to you.

ACC reminds all pet owners make sure your dog is licensed and always kept on a leash when outside, that your cat is kept indoors, your pet is wearing a tag and has a registered microchip.

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Finding a Lost Pet

Pictures and/or descriptions of animals that have been found and brought to our Care Centers are posted on our website’s Found Pets Database daily. If you see an animal that fits the description of your lost pet, visit the identified Care Center to reclaim your pet.

 

When searching our Found Pets database, select the appropriate Animal Type only and click on “search”. Leaving the other fields empty will maximize your search results. If you do not see a match in the animals listed in the Found Pets database, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Show Pets Found by the Public”, near the bottom of the page. This search will provide you with the Found Pets reports made by those who have found lost pets, but have chosen to keep the pets rather than turn them into the Care Center. If you still do not find your lost pet on this database, you should then file a Lost Pet report.

1 in 3 pets go missing in their lifetime. Be prepared in case it happens to you.

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Finding your lost Dog

First, let's go over the 4 major mistakes people make when their dog gets lost.

What to do:

The most important strategies to use are searching and marketing.

Finding Your Lost Cat

First, let's go over the 4 major mistakes people make when their cat gets lost.

What to do:

The most important strategies to use are searching and marketing.

Additional Resources

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Pawboost

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Feline Behavior Resources

AUTOMATED TEXT MESSAGING PRIVACY POLICY / TERMS & CONDITIONS
Agreement to Receive Text Messages
By providing your mobile number, you agree that Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) may send you text messages (including SMS and MMS). ACC will send you up to fifteen (15) messages per month. Message and data rates may apply.

 

You may opt-out at any time by texting the word STOP to phone number 56525. For help, send the word HELP to 56525.
You agree to notify us of any changes to your mobile number and update your account with us to reflect this change.

 

Animal Care Centers of NYC does not store your personal information. Phone numbers and other information are stored by Simple Texting. Simple Texting’s privacy policy can be found at https://simpletexting.com/privacy-policy/.

 

Will I be charged for the text messages I receive?
Though ACC will never charge you for the text messages you receive, depending on your phone plan, you may see some charges from your mobile provider.