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Animal Foundation making temporary changes to lost & found operations

Posted at 1:00 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 17:01:41-04

The Animal Foundation has announced that starting July 16, they are making some temporary changes to lost & found operations.

For the immediate, short term future, the organization is not accepting found animals directly at the shelter from the public.

The Animal Foundation is doing this in order to reduce the amount of physical interaction between our guests and staff at the shelter. This is done out of an abundance of caution and in light of staffing concerns related to COVID-19.

The following services will continue by appointment only:

- Owner Requested Euthanasia

- Return-to-Owner Services

The following services will be temporarily suspended (except in emergency situations):

- Owner Surrender

- Healthy stray intake

Here’s some information on what to do if you find a lost pet or if your pet is lost:

What to Do if You Find a Lost Pet

If you find a lost pet, it’s likely that they live close by. By attempting to locate their owner yourself, the pet can avoid a stressful trip to the animal shelter. You can use social media such as Nextdoor and Facebook, post the pet here, and walk the pet through your neighborhood to see if someone may recognize them.

What to Do if Your Pet is Lost

In the unfortunate event that your beloved pet becomes lost, explore your neighborhood, check with your neighbors, go on social media, and register them as lost here.

If they are brought to The Animal Foundation, go to theirwebsite and search our database, which is updated hourly.

If you see your pet on our site, please make an appointment by calling 702-955-5932. Phone lines are open 7 days a week from 9am to 7pm. To claim your lost animal at our shelter, you must bring proof of ownership (e.g. a photo of your pet, veterinary records, proof of rabies vaccine, or microchip number). Proof of citizenship is not required.

Adoptions, vaccinations, and other available services continue by appointment only.

For more details, click here.