and Found Cats
Report a lost or found cat in the San Francisco Bay & Penninsula
area using the
Lost & Found Form.
We will alert Campus caregivers and SCN volunteers to watch for
the cat on campus and around our neighborhoods. If your cat is
lost in another area, we can't help you look - please follow the
also recommend that you use Hugs For Homless Animals' National
Lost & Found Pet Service which will send notices to shelters
and rescue groups.
If you have
found an injured cat on Stanford Campus, click
here for emergency instructions.
To Do if You Have Lost a Pet
put out food and water in your yard or an area nearby to encourage
your cat to stay around, chances are she is hiding in the bushes!
Post a watch to see if your cat shows up. If the cat is shy, consider
borrowing a humane trap.The best time to find your cat is at dusk,
use a flashlight to detect reflections from her eyes. Frightened
cats may stay silent and hidden but are more likely to come out
of hiding after dark.
Blanket the immediate and surrounding area with lots of them. Use
a photograph, and print flyers on bright paper, to catch the attention
of passersby. Post flyers so that they can be seen from moving vehicles
and sidewalks, at stop signs and grocery stores, wherever people
must slow down or congregate.
to neighbors, ask them to keep watch for your cat - hand them a
copy of your poster. Check if workmen have been in the area - cats
have been know to take rides in construction trucks, delivery vans,
LOST/FOUND classified ads in area newspapers:
an ad under Lost Pets.
b) Search ads for Found Pets.
Found ads are usually placed at no charge. Remember, people's
descriptions may not be accurate, and your cat could be dirty
and rumpled - altering his appearance. Check into any ad that
sounds remotely like your cat.
your cat has a microchip ID contact the registry to report her as
AKC-Companion Animal Recovery (used by Stanford Cat Network
) 24 recovery hotline is 1-800-252-7894 and AVID's Pettrac can be
contacted at 1-800-336-2843
your lost cat to area shelters, where it will be listed in a binder
or card file. Cats without ID are held only 3-4 days so check shelters
every 3 days. Contact all rescue groups and shelters in your area.
shelter at least every 3 days. Look in your local yellow pages under
"animal shelters", "humane societies" and similar
headings, some local ones are listed below. When you contact them,
ask if there are other shelters to call. Check all kennel areas
for healthy, injured and quarantined animals. Leave a flier with
them. Check binders or card files for listings of found pets who
are being fostered by people who found them. Check the DOA (dead
on arrival) records. It is important that you check all the shelters,
because your missing pet may have been picked up far from home for
some reason. For example, she may have jumped into someone's car
or been chased by a dog. The shelter your pet is transported to
may not be the one closest to your area!
Pets have been found months after they were lost!
When the Network
finds a tame cat, we contact area animal shelters, advertise in
area newspapers, and post flyers as appropriate. We foster or board
the cat for at least one week before placing him up for adoption.
Our adoption program is a no-kill program.