1. Contact the Animal
Control Officers in your town and all surrounding towns, or
call the Police Departments.
Visit our MA Animal Control Officers
List for phone numbers.
2. Contact veterinarians
in your town and surrounding towns, including the vet hospital
that handles off hour emergencies.
3. Contact all local
animal shelters in case the owner has called the shelter
to report their pet lost.
4. Post flyers with pet's
picture (leave out some details so you can screen callers
to make sure it is indeed their dog.) You may tailor the lost
flyer for the found dog.
Download a sample
flyer done in Microsoft Word (.doc)
5. Place a Found ad in
the local newspapers (many papers let you place found ads
for free). Again, leave out some details; may use "call to
6. Post the Found pet
on these websites.
Found A Pet With
A Tattoo? Contact:
Dog Registry: 1-800-637-3647
Pet: 1-800-TATTOOS (1-800-828-8667 or 1-800-828-8007)