Lost and Found Pets

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter (PSAS) works diligently to help reunite Palm Springs lost pets with their guardians. We research available identification (microchip, tags, other ID) on each Palm Springs stray pet and attempt to contact guardians. We also keep records of pets lost and found in Palm Springs and attempt to match pets to their guardians. As part of these efforts, we also post Palm Springs Lost Pet and Found Pet Reports (and photos if we have them) on our website.

PSAS can only take in stray pets found within the Palm Springs city limits. If you lost or found a pet in the Coachella Valley but outside of the Palm Springs city boundaries, please contact the Coachella Valley Animal Campus (CVAC) shelter at: 72050 Pet Land Place Thousand Palms, CA 92276 (760) 343-3644. If you lost or found the pet within a mile of the Palm Springs city boundary, you can file a Lost or Found Pet Report at PSAS, but we cannot take in the pet, nor is it likely to be in our shelter. Please see the information in the sections below about filing a Lost or Found Pet Report.

If your pet is lost, act quickly and start looking! Don't assume your missing pet will be back in a day or two - begin your search as soon as you realize your pet is missing. Below are some tips on finding your lost pet.

Lost a Pet?

1. Notify and check local shelters

* Visit PSAS if your pet was lost in or very near Palm Springs and/or the Coachella Valley Animal Campus (CVAC) if lost in another Coachella Valley city. Visit the shelter daily as it can take several days to weeks for a pet to end up in a shelter. Looking in person is the best way to ensure you are reunited with your pet.

PSAS is located at:

4575 E. Mesquite Ave.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 416-5718

CVAC is located at:

72050 Pet Land Place
Thousand Palms, CA 92276
(760) 343-3644

* While visiting the appropriate shelter, file a Lost Pet Report. Be sure to bring photos of your pet to add to the report.
* Check out the Palm Springs Found Pets list (below) to see if your lost pet has already arrived at PSAS or has a Found Pet Report on file. Keep checking the list daily.
* If you see your lost pet on this list:

o Note the Animal Number and name we have given the pet

o Call PSAS and ask to speak with our intake/pet retention coordinator as the pet may not be in the shelter but instead with the finder.

o If the intake/pet retention coordinator confirms the pet is in our shelter, please visit PSAS during operating hours

o Bring with you proof of guardianship of the pet (pet photos, vet records, tags, microchip number, license, etc.) and your valid driver's license or government issued ID

o Please be aware that there may be fees associated with the care provided during your pet’s stay at PSAS

2. Notify your pet’s microchip company

* If your pet has a microchip, contact the microchip company to make sure your pet’s registration is up-to-date with current phone numbers and contact information and file a lost report over the phone. If you are not sure of the microchip brand, contact the veterinary clinic or shelter where your pet was microchipped.

3. Other suggestions

* Submit a lost report on animal related or social websites like Craig’s List and Facebook (there are several local lost and found pet pages)
* Post signs: Make the signs bold, with key words in large type. A photo of the animal is a big help. Distribute flyers door-to-door in the neighborhood where the pet was lost and post them at major intersections and along main streets. Scan the neighborhood for signs advertising a found pet, in case the one you lost is the same one.
* For lost cats, consider renting a humane trap (http://www.paws.org/trap-rental.html) as many displaced cats have not gone far from their homes. You can rent a trap from PSAS for a $65 refundable deposit.
* Visit www.missingpetpartnership.org for specific strategies on how to find lost cats and lost dogs.

Found a Pet?

Thank you for taking the time to help a lost pet. Below are some tips on finding your found pet’s guardian.

1. Notify local shelters

* Visit PSAS if the pet was found in Palm Springs and/or the Coachella Valley Animal Campus (CVAC) if found in another Coachella Valley city.

PSAS is located at:

4575 E. Mesquite Ave.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 416-5718

CVAC is located at:

72050 Pet Land Place
Thousand Palms, CA 92276
(760) 343-3644

* While visiting the appropriate shelter, file a Found Pet report. Be sure to bring the pet with you to scan for a microchip and get a photo for the shelter’s Found Pet report. Also bring any collar/leash/tags you found with the pet, the specific location (address if possible) where you found the pet, and your valid driver’s license or government issued ID.

o If the pet was found in Palm Springs, you may choose to relinquish the pet to PSAS.

o If you would like to keep the pet while you look for the guardian, you still need to visit the shelter during operating hours with the pet so we can scan for a microchip, take a photo of the pet, and complete a Found Pet report.

* Continue to check out the Palm Springs Lost Pets list (below) to see if your found pet has a Lost Pet Report on file at PSAS. Keep checking the list daily.
* If you see your found pet on this list:

o Note the Animal Number and name

o Call PSAS and ask to speak with our intake/pet retention coordinator to notify of a potential match.

o If the intake/pet retention coordinator confirms the potential match, please visit PSAS during operating hours

o We will then arrange or help you arrange a reunion with the guardian

2. Other suggestions

* Submit a found report on animal related or social websites like Craig’s List and Facebook (there are several local lost and found pet pages)
* Post signs: Make the signs bold, with key words in large type. A photo of the animal is a big help. Distribute flyers door-to-door in the neighborhood where the pet was found and post them at major intersections and along main streets. Scan the neighborhood for signs advertising a lost pet, in case the one you found is the same one.

Palm Springs Found Pets

(Pets brought or reported to the shelter who are looking for their guardian)

Palm Springs Lost Pets

(Pets whose guardians have reported to the shelter as lost)

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday: Closed to the Public

Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day

Closed at 2 p.m. on Christmas & New Year's Eve

PALM SPRINGS ANIMAL SHELTER

4575 E Mesquite Ave,

Palm Springs, CA 92264

Phone. (760) 416-5718

Email. info@psanimalshelter.org

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