Having your animal microchipped and tagged is very important and useful if it gets lost! If your pet was wearing a tag or was implanted with a microchip when it was lost, call the veterinarian, microchip company, or other tag issuing agency to make sure your contact information is current and correct. If you did not previously register your microchip, register it as soon as possible with the microchip company or other universal pet microchip databases.
Basics for Finding Your Pet
The Dos and Don’ts for Success
Finding your lost pet can take anywhere from a few hours to, in extreme cases, months or years. Human behavior can be an impediment to finding a lost pet.
Can you take a pet I found?
We receive calls daily from people asking us to take a pet they have found.
Lost pets are generally owned by someone. Therefore, don’t keep or adopt out an animal without first making a real effort to locate the owner.
Take the found pet to Abilene Animal Services or nearest veterinarian to have them scanned for a microchip.
Report the found animal online at Abilene Animal Services
Found animals may be taken to the City of Abilene Animal Services located at 925 South 25th. They are open 10:30-6 on weekdays and 10-2 on Saturday. Most owners check with Animal Services first when an animal is missing, and hundreds of cats and dogs are reunited with their owners through Animal Services each year.
If you find the owner, meet them in a public place, such as an animal shelter or police station, and never meet them alone.
We do not generally take in animals from the public. If you need to rehome a pet, you can try using social media sites (many facebook groups exist), internet sites like getyourpet.com, or surrender to your local municipal shelter if needed.