Most never expect their beloved pets to be lost or stolen. Leashes, fences, and doors are supposed to be enough to keep companions safe at home. The reality is that accidents do happen, and when they do, many owners are unprepared.
Report Your Lost Pet
- Visit DCHS at least once a week. No one knows your companion better than you!
- Post on craigslist under "Community → Lost + Found."
- Place a free ad in the Wisconsin State Journal under "Market Place → Place an Ad → Lost and Found." You can also call (608) 252-6363 to place an ad via telephone.
- Post flyers in your neighborhood.
- Call Madison's emergency care facilities: Exceptional Care for Animals (608) 274-7772 or Veterinary Emergency Service (608) 222-2455 East or (608) 831-1101 West.
- Look for more tips and places to list your lost pet at:
Download the Lost Pet Brochure for helpful hints on how to find your lost pet!
Protect Your Pet
In addition to keeping a collar with identification tags on your pet at all times, microchipping is an effective form of permanent identification. It can be used in any kind of animal at any age and will last an animal's lifetime. DCHS offers monthly microchipping clinics and daily walk-in services during all open hours. All cats and dogs adopted from DCHS are microchipped prior to going home with their new families.