Have You Lost A Pet?
The Atlantic County Animal Shelter
offers the following tips to
help you reunite with your pet.
What To Do If You Lose Your Pet
Get the word out. Don’t assume your pet will return
on its own in a few hours. As soon as you become aware that
your pet is missing begin to do the following:
- Contact the Atlantic County Animal Shelter at (609) 485-2345. We
can help you file a lost pet report with a detailed description
of your pet. You can e-mail a picture of your lost pet to:
the shelter within the first week that your pet goes missing. We
will escort you through the dog and cat rooms to see if your pet
is at the shelter. If
your pet was picked-up by Animal Control, it will be brought to
the Atlantic County Animal Shelter, located at 240 Old Turnpike
Road, Pleasantville. All persons reclaiming a lost pet must
provide identification for themselves and their pet.
- Advertise. Post flyers at grocery stores, community centers,
veterinary offices, traffic intersections,
pet supply stores and other locations. Also, place advertisements
in newspapers and with radio stations. Include your pet's sex,
age, weight, breed, color and any special markings. When describing
your pet, leave out one identifying
characteristic and ask the person who finds your pet to describe
it. You can reach the Press of Atlantic City’s classified
department by calling (609) 646-7500, and they will run your lost
pet ad FREE of charge for 7 days.
- Be wary of pet-recovery scams. When talking to a stranger who
claims to have found your pet, ask him to describe the pet thoroughly
before you offer any information.
If he does not include the identifying characteristic you left
out of the advertisements, he may not really have your
pet. Be particularly wary of people who insist that you give or
wire them money for the return of your pet.
- Don't give up your search. Dogs and cats often wander far away
and do things you wouldn’t predict they would do. Try
everything, look everywhere and tell everyone. Animals
who have been lost for months have been reunited with their owners.
A pet, even one that stays indoors,
has a better chance of being returned if it wears a collar and an
ID tag with your name, address, and telephone number. Free
identification tags are available at the Atlantic County Animal
Animal Control of South Jersey
Serving Absecon, Atlantic City, Brigantine, Egg Harbor Township,
Linwood, Margate, Northfield, Pleasantville, Somers Point and Ventnor
Animal Control & Capture Services
Serving Corbin Ciy, Galloway Township, Hammonton, Weymouth & Mullica Township
Tri-County Animal Control
Serving Buena Vista Township, Estell Manor, Folsom/Collings Lakes,
Hamilton Township and Egg Harbor City
Shore Animal Control
Serving Buena Boro
Atlantic County SPCA (Cruelty & Neglect)
Serving all of Atlantic County
Serving Atlantic County
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife & Bird Refuge
856-983-3329 Ext. 2
4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055 (Will accept wildlife from Atlantic
24 Hour Emergency Veterinary Service
Red Bank Veterinary Hospital – Linwood
535 Maple Avenue, Linwood
*The local resources and Web sites identified on this page are provided as available resources, but their inclusion is not considered an endorsement by Atlantic County government.