Losing a pet is a horrible thing. This page is meant to help people get a start on finding their beloved pet! Or, if you've found someone else's pet, you can post here to try to reach an owner. Please remember to add dates to postings.
Due to the number of missing pets, those who have been missing for one year or longer may be moved to the Lost Pets Archive page.
In addition, it helps to be proactive! Don't let your pet outside unsupervised in the first place (especially rabbits, with the heat and predators and read here why you shouldn't let your cat outside). Whether they are indoor or outdoor, you should have your pet implanted with a small microchip. Although you cannot track a missing pet with a microchip, a person will likely contact a local animal humane society, shelter, animal hospital, etc., and one of the first things they will do is scan the animal to see if there's a microchip implanted, which will have all the relevant information to return your pet to you! This costs only $45 (plus an office visit) at the VMTH, and can be done by most veterinarians, and is highly recommended! Some people with indoor cats keep a breakaway collar on them just in case they slip out. It helps to engrave "indoor cat" along with contact information so whoever finds them knows they are lost rather than just wandering.
(scroll down for instructions on adding a pet)
Found an Animal?
The Yolo County Animal Shelter provides care lost animals within the county.
Adding a Lost/Found Pet Listing to DavisWiki
You'll need to login, add your listing by editing the page, then preview and save your edit.
New to DavisWiki? To add a listing you'll need to sign up for a username. It's quick and easy...click on the new user link at the top of the page.
After you login, click on Edit.
Locate the =List of lost or found pets= heading in the editor window. There are some instructions there. In a nutshell:
Add your listing below the heading. It's easiest to simply copy and edit one of the examples, or follow these steps:
Add a title for your listing by placing double "equals" signs on either side. Examples:
==LOST DOG: mm/dd/yy. "Snoopy". Beagle. White with black ears and black nose.==
==FOUND CAT: mm/dd/yy. All black with white paws==
Add an image if possible. Look at the examples for how to place the images so they look nice. See Help with Images for more info. Examples:
[[Image(snoopy1jpg, thumbnail, 400, left)]]
[[Image(blackcatfound_jan7_2013.jpg, thumbnail, 400, left)]]
Add information about the pet below the image (or title if no image): a detailed description, where and when last seen (or found), your contact info, etc.
Add separator lines, one line of four equal signs "====" and one line of four minus signs "----". This keeps your entry visually separated from the next one.
When your pet makes it home, be sure to come back and remove the listing or move it to Success Stories page!
What Else You Can Do
When you first lose (or find) a pet, here are some practical first steps you should take:
Visit the Yolo County Animal Shelter (where your pet will likely end up if it is taken to the police, or if somebody finds it) in Woodland at 2640 E. Gibson Rd. It is open Tuesday-Friday from 10am-1pm and 2-6pm, and open Saturdays from 10am-1pm and 2-4pm. They are closed Sundays and open for limited services (no adoptions) on Monday from 1-5PM. A shelter employee will have you file a lost report on your pet and walk you through the shelter to see if your pet is there. You may also file a lost-report at this location, please bring a printed photo if you can. Your lost report will be on file with the SPCA office there, and will be checked with every animal brought into the shelter. They will also scan animals to check for microchips, so knowing your pet's microchip number is handy, in addition to having the registration information up to date..
Call the Yolo County SPCA at 530-662-8858 and provide a detailed description of your pet. If you have digital photos of your pet, you can email these to a SPCA representative to email@example.com
Post fliers within at least 3-block radius from your home or last seen location and talk to your neighbors directly.
In addition to the Davis Wiki, post lost and found animals in the local facebook group. Members include YSPCA and UCD VMTH as well as several area vets and animal shelter employees. Please join this group and check it often so that it can be an effective community resource. You can also post ads in Craig's List, Davis Enterprise, Petfinder and Pet Harbor.
Post a flier at Petco's bulletin board and other pet stores, along with coffee shops and stories where people visit often (libraries, Target, schools, etc).
If you lost a cat, realize that the cat may be hiding during the day due to all the commotion and dogs being walked outside. Go out at night when it is quiet and call your cat's name. You may find that the cat has been hiding in the neighborhood nearby. They often don't go very far. There are excellent cat-finding tips for a variety of cat personalities at Cat's In The Bag.
Call all of the veterinary clinics in Davis- people bring and report found animals often.
10. If you can't care for it, take it to the Yolo County Animal Shelter or post in the local facebook group to see if anybody can foster for the time being. 11. Do not take healthy cats off the street and bring them to the shelter. There is NO way to tell if the cat you are looking at is an indoor/outdoor cat or a lost cat however it is impossible for a cat to get home from the inside of a shelter. Shelters only have to keep a cat for 72 hours before it can be euthanized.... thousands of cats are killed in this manner of someone thinking they are being helpful. When you see a cat you have never seen before in your neighborhood OR see a cat in an odd area (public spaces, near stores....) but is otherwise healthy take a photo of it and post it to the facebook group as an FYI just in case someone IS missing their cat. If the cat is looking sick or is injured you can bring it to the VMTH as a good Samaritan drop off or call animal control to be advised.
GOOD LUCK everyone, and don't give up!!!
LOST 4/15/16 -- BLACK CAT, male neutered. His name is Morgan, is 4 year old and is very social. He has "12-039" tattooed in his ears, and he carries a collar with name tag.
He was lost on 4/15/16 in Bella Casa apartment complex, by the Covell Green belt in North Davis. If you find Morgan, please call me at (530) 718-8370. Thank you!
LOST 4/6/16 Please keep a look out for my kitty little girl. she is 3 years old with all white paws "white socks", a white face and neck. and black striped tail like the cheshire cat in alice in wonderland. She is Spayed and has black white and brown markings. She also has a really big green eyes and a pink nose. She was lost on 4/6/16 at 4:30 am in the cranbrook apartments off covell and j win davis. Please call me if you see her. Kim 707 208 2222
Spayed female, about 14-15 years old. Partly feral; normally avoids people. Last seen in vicinity of M/N Streets, Davis, on the morning of Tuesday, July 7. Contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-848-9204 (text message ok)
FOUND RABBIT: 2015-05-02
Found near Willowcreek Parkon corner of Washoe St and Hoopa Place in South East Davis. All black with one white paw, the rabbit seems very tame. Contact Keith 530 564 1180.
Update 2015-05-08 : since last Saturday we have tried to find the rabbit's owner without success. If nobody wants to adopt this cute and affectionate bunny, we will unfortunately have to take it to the animal shelter.
FOUND DOG: 4/24/15 Found this morning at 8:30am walking along L street near 2nd stree. Dog had been following a pedestrian walking from an area near Konditorei bakery. Black and white corgi with tan along face. Neutered male, no collar or tags, no evidence of previous wear from collar. Contact: Stephanie @ 408 506 5223
LOST DOG: 03/26/15 Lost late at night. "Rosie". Australian Shepherd. Brown with white and tan markings on face and legs.
Rosie is the pet of Whitney Engler who is one of the deceased from the recent west Davis shooting on Glacier and Denali streets. Rosie is afraid of men, but should come to women. She responds to "here" better than "come". Please call the Yolo County Animal Services 530-662-8858 or 530-574-7970 if you find her. Thank you.