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Animal Care & Control

Lost Pets

We want to reunite your pet with its family.

If your pet is lost:
If you find your animal at our shelter:      
  • An impound fee will be charged
  • Other charges may apply: boarding, MOA dog license, vaccines, microchip, cat carrier  

Found Pets

If you have a found a stray animal:
  • Please bring the animal to us either during our open hours or, if this is not possible, please use the safe night drop kennels in the back of our building. These are indoors kennel so the animal will be warm and safe until staff arrives in the morning.
  • If you are not able to transport the animal, please contact Animal Control at 343-8199 and we will pick up the animal.
  • Complete a Found Pet report on our Lost Pets webpage
  • For more suggestions, please download our Found Pet Information.

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