Lost & Found Info

  • If you have FOUND an animal, take him or her to the closest vet office to get scanned for a microchip. The animal you found could belong to someone, even animals who look sick, injured, or without tags or a collar. A microchip is implanted just under the skin of the animal, typically between the shoulder blades. Each microchip contains a registration number which is tied back to the animal guardian, rescue/shelter, or possibly both.
  • For both LOST and FOUND animals, visit the Lost Dogs Illinois or Lost Cats of Illinois Facebook pages. Both groups offer useful resources with extensive information and a wide network of people trying to help animals to reunite with their families.
  • For both LOST and FOUND animals, post them on PawBoost.com which sends your animal’s info and custom flyer to local shelters, rescues, vet offices, and volunteers for free. There are nearly 35,000 shelters, veterinarians, & volunteers in their national network, and you can also print a flyer to distribute in your neighborhood.