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Lost Pets

If you have lost your pet, below are some good resources to help reunite you with your pt: 

St Tammany Animal Service (Lacombe) - 985-809-0183
Call to make a lost pet report. It is also a good idea to go out there and check to see if your pet is already in their shelter. Roaming pets are picked up by animal control and held for 5 days. Check their database at petharbor.com.

Slidell Animal Control – 985-646-4267
Call to make a lost pet report. It is also a good idea to go out there and check to see if your pet is already in their shelter. Roaming pets are picked up by animal control and held for 5 days.

Your Veterinarian’s office
Notify your veterinarian’s office that your pet is missing. Verify that the contact information that they have on file is accurate. If your pet is wearing a rabies tag, it will list the name of your veterinarian.

Microchip Company
Call the microchip manufacturer to report your pet is lost. It is also good to verify the information that they have on file for you.  If your pet received a chip from the St Tammany Humane Society, most likely it has a 24hr Pet Watch Microchip (1-866-597-2424).

New Orleans Area Craigslist
Create a post for your missing pet under both the “Lost and Found” section and under “Pets”. Skim both headings for “found” posts that could be your dog.

The Times-Picayune / Nola.com
Place a free “Lost Pet” add through Nola.com. Also skim the lost and found classified to see if anyone has reported your pet as found.

Post on Lost and Found Pets of St Tammany West Facebook Page

Post on Lost Pets of St Tammany Parish Facebook Page

Contact your Home Owners Association to see if they can send out an email to your neighborhood if applicable.

Make and Hang Lost Pet Signs

  • Use fluorescent paper or poster Board and make each sign at least 12" X 16" - remember, you want everyone who drives by to notice your sign, so the bigger and brighter, the better. Print "LOST CAT (or LOST DOG )" in huge letters at the bottom. Print REWARD in huge letters at the top, but do not specify the amount.
  • Always use the best photo you have of your pet, preferably a color photo showing the entire pet, and the larger the photo, the better. Use actual photos if you can - if not, color copies are the next best thing, and any copy shop (Kinko’s, Office Depot, etc) can make them for you. Black & White copies of color photos are not recommended because they generally not clear enough to make the pet recognizable to strangers who may have seen him/her.
  • Include a paragraph below the photo, in smaller text, with your pet's name, coloring, hair length, and any distinctive markings, whether it was wearing a collar, and the location and date the pet was last seen. Include a phone number where you can be reached in big, bold letters, and encourage calls anytime day or night. If your pet is timid, add that your pet may run if approached, and ask folks to please call if they see him/her, whether they can get close to the pet or not.
  • It is also important to withhold at least one identifying mark or characteristic of your lost pet, in case you need it later to verify that a person has actually found your pet and is not trying to scam you - it's unfortunate, but it happens.
  • For safety considerations, DO NOT include your name, address, or a specific reward amount. The type of people that you hope will call are animal lovers who don't care about the money - not folks looking to make a profit.
  • Place flyers at area vet clinics – 8.5”x11” is the adequate. Only place flyers and signs in approved areas.

Lost Pets USA
Website that offers tips for locating a lost pet. Has an online database and offers a free downloadable flyer.

In addition to the above resources, there are companies that, for a fee, will assist you in locating your pet by calling your neighbors and notifying local veterinarians. These include www.petamberalert.com and www.lostmydoggie.com

Found Pets

If you have found a lost pet, below are some good resources to help reunite them with their owner: 

  • Check the collar and tags for contact information. Be sure to check the underside of the collar as sometimes phone numbers are located on the reverse.
  • Bring the pet to our shelter or a local veterinarian.s office to have it scanned for a microchip.

St Tammany Animal Service (Lacombe) – 985-809-0183
You can bring the pet to animal services or call them to pick up the pet as animal services is usually the first place owners look for a lost pet. If you choose to keep the dog in your possession until the owners are located, be sure to at least call to make a found pet report.

Slidell Animal Control – 985-646-4267
You can bring the pet to animal services or call them to pick up the pet as animal services is usually the first place owners look for a lost pet. If you choose to keep the dog in your possession until the owners are located, be sure to at least call to make a found pet report.

New Orleans Area Craigslist
Create a post for the found pet under both the “Lost and Found” section and under “Pets”.  Skim both headings for “lost” posts that could be the dog you found.

The Times-Picayunne / Nola.com
Place a free “Found Pet” add through Nola.com. Also skim the lost and found classified to see if anyone has reported the pet as lost.

Post on Lost and Found Pets of St Tammany West Facebook Page

Post on Lost Pets of St Tammany Parish Facebook Page

Contact your Home Owners Association to see if they can send out an email to your neighborhood if applicable.

Make and Hang Found Pet Signs

  • Use fluorescent paper or poster Board and make each sign at least 12" X 16" - remember, you want everyone who drives by to notice your sign, so the bigger and brighter, the better. Print " FOUND CAT (or FOUND DOG )" in huge letters at the bottom.
  • Include a paragraph below the photo, in smaller text, with  coloring, hair length, and any distinctive markings, whether it was wearing a collar, and the location and date the pet was found. Include a phone number where you can be reached. If you brought the pet to animal services, you can mention that on the poster so the owner knows to look there.
  • It is also important to withhold at least one identifying mark or characteristic of the pet, in case you need it later to verify that a person is actually the owner of the pet. 
  • For safety considerations, DO NOT include your name or address.
  • Post your signs on telephone or street light poles at busy street corners, and at a level as far above your head as possible for maximum visibility. Be sure to use wide clear tape - basic packing tape works very well. Tape all four sides of the poster to be sure no one can get a hand or finger up under the poster and rip it down. Use clear plastic wrap or sheets of clear plastic from the office supply to protect them in climates where it rains often. Taking these extra measures when posting your flyer will give your poster a much better chance of remaining in its spot for an adequate length of time. Don't forget to examine your posted flyers frequently and replace the ones that are missing or damaged.
  • Place flyers at area vet clinics – 8.5”x11” is the adequate.

Lost Pets USA – Website that offers tips for reuniting a lost pet. Has an online database and offers a free downloadable flyer.