Lost and Found
Please post Lost or Found Pet directly on our Facebook page, and/or call 631360-7575, thank you!
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Having your animal microchipped and tagged is very important and useful if it gets lost! If your pet was wearing a tag or was implanted with a microchip when it was lost, call the veterinarian, microchip company, or other tag issuing agency to make sure your contact information is current and correct. If you did not previously register your microchip, register it as soon as possible with the microchip company or other universal pet microchip databases.
Basics for Finding Your Pet
-Talk to your neighbors.
-Search the neighborhood and surrounding areas.
-Create a Lost Dog/Cat poster to post in these areas.
Making sure that the poster is visible to passing cars in high traffic areas is critical. Also, use a clear photo with large fonts on a flyer to get attention, along with only pertinent information.
-Bring flyers to vets, groomers, pet boarding facilities, and other local businesses in the area in order to maximize its impact.
-Visit surrounding shelters including Huntington, Babylon, Islip, and Brookhaven shelters every other day to search the kennels. You may check their website but definitely be sure to check in person.
-Utilize the many services available including facebook groups, petfbi.org, lostpetusa.net, missingpetpartnership.org are just a few of the online resources available to make and post lost pets.
The Dos and Don’ts for Success
Finding your lost pet can take anywhere from a few hours to, in extreme cases, months or years. Human behavior can be an impediment to finding a lost pet.
-Do start searching immediately: The first few hours are critical for getting back a lost pet.
-Do be proactive: Approaching strangers or businesses is necessary for getting information out there.
-Don’t make assumptions: These can cloud judgment and hamper efforts in finding your pet.
-Don’t give up too quickly: Some lost pets are found quickly, while others are not. This all depends on many different
factors, so keep trying everything that you can.
Can you take a pet I found?
We receive calls daily from people asking us to take a pet they have found.
Lost pets are generally owned by someone. Therefore, don’t keep or adopt out an animal without first making a real effort to locate the owner.
Take the found pet to Smithtown Animal Shelter or nearest veterinarian to have them scanned for a microchip.
Animals found within the Township of Smithtown may be taken to the Smithtown Animal Shelter. Most owners check with Animal Services first when an animal is missing, and hundreds of cats and dogs are reunited with their owners through Animal Services each year. If you find a pet in another Township, the animal must be brought to that Township shelter (as that will be the the first place the owner will contact).
If you find the owner, meet them in a public place, such as an animal shelter or police station, and never meet them alone.