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Animal Care & Control

Lost Pets

**If your pet has been lost for more than 3 days it may be available for adoption per Municipal Code Title 17. Please check both the Lost & Found Pet Search and the Adoptable Pets section when looking for lost animals.

In addition to using our Lost and Found Pet Search online, we strongly recommend you come to the Animal Care and Control Center in person because you are the only one who can positively identify your pet.

If your pet becomes lost, don't give up. How carefully you search and how persistent and resourceful you are can determine whether or not your pet will be found. Look closest to home first and ask for help. Ask everyone if they have seen your lost pet. Place ads in newspapers, offer a reward, post "lost" signs, check with local veterinarians, notify neighbors, and visit Animal Care & Control.

While our online lost pet search is a valuable resource, in addition to this, we strongly recommend you come to the Animal Care and Control Center in person because you are the only one who can positively identify your pet. Complete a Lost Report when you're at the center. Check the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center every other day. Check the kennels, puppy room, and the cattery, as well as the Found Book and DOA files at the front counter.

Check in at the customer service area to have a staff member escort you to the back of the shelter to view animals that have just arrived.

If you find your animal at the center, you may be subject to impound fees.

AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup

If you find a lost cat or dog and the animal’s tags include a microchip number tag, or you have brought the lost pet to a clinic that found a microchip when they scanned the animal, you can use the Universal Microchip Lookup Tool (UMLT) link below to determine if there is owner information linked to the chip and how to call the microchip company to get that information. 

The UMLT provides an easy way for pet owners, veterinary clinics, and animal care and control agencies to enter a microchip number and then view search results of which microchip registry the chip has been enrolled in (if a pet has been enrolled in multiple registries, the registry with the most recently updated data will appear at the top of the search results). This American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) created Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool takes the guesswork out of contacting the appropriate registry, and thus can help speed the reuniting of a lost pet with its family. Click on the link below to be connected to the UMLT website.

    • Animal Care & Control
    • Manager: Dr. Myra Wilson
    • 4711 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • (907)343-8122