Animal Care & Control

Beginning Monday, August 10th, the following will be appointment-based in order to comply with Emergency Order 15:

 

  • Coming to the shelter to look for your lost animal: contact Customer Service at 343-8122 to schedule an appointment

  • Bringing lost animals to us: please scroll down to see how you can try to locate the pet's owner. If you're unable to locate the owner, you can bring the pet to us without an appointment but an appointment is preferred. Please contact us at 343-8122 to either schedule an appointment or to let us know you're bringing an animal to us.

If You Have Lost Your Pet

Step One: Start Your Search at AACC

  • VISIT OUR SHELTER IMMEDATELY.  Face coverings are required to receive service. ​

Step Two: Use our Database and Social Media

*There is NO GUARANTEE that staff will match an animal with your lost companion. Only you can positively identify your companion.

Step Three: Get Professional Advice on How to Search for Your Pet: Visit Mission Reunite for the best advice on how to conduct your search based on the personality of your animal.

If you find your animal at our shelter:      

  • You will need proof of ownership to claim your animal
  • An impound fee will be charged
  • Other charges may apply: boarding, MOA dog license, vaccines, microchip, cat carrier  

If You Have Found a Pet

We encourage Good Samaritans who find safe-to-handle stray animals to first attempt to locate the owner using the methods given below:

    • NextDoor app

    • Craiglist

If you are unable to locate an owner right away, you can bring the animal to the shelter or choose to foster the pet in your home while continuing to search for the owner. If you foster the animal, post a picture and description to the social media sites listed above and sign up for daily emails matches for the animal you found.  This will also allow you to upload a description and photo of the animal you found to help the owner locate their pet. Contact customer service at 343-8122 if you need assistance with this process. If you select “Do NOT share my information with​ any shelter", the information you enter will not be uploaded to our database which will mean potential owners can not see the photo and description you uploaded.

If you've found an animal when the shelter is closed, you can place him/her in the night drop kennels located around the back of the building. Please complete the ​appropriate paperwork so we know where the animal was found. ​​

AACC Hours: M - F, 11 am - 7 pm and S - S 10 am - 6 pm.

 

 

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