Most of these resources are localized to the South Florida, Broward and Palm Beach County area as that is where my focus is for finding Sonya. Some are national and there is a wealth of valuable information out there, unfortunately you won’t find it from your local Animal Control as that is not their specialty.
I will update this page as I find more information.
Sun Sentinel Newspaper Lost and Found Classifieds: http://classifieds.sunsentinel.com/
Palm Beach Post Newspaper Lost and Found Classifieds: http://classifieds.palmbeachpost.com/pets-animals?class=pets-lost-found&search=&date=
PALM BEACH COUNTY LOST AND FOUND: http://www.pbcgov.com/publicsafety/animalcare/lost_found.htm
Lost and Found Volunteers are available to assist pet owners at (561) 233-1282 or for south county residents 276-1344, ext. 41282.
BROWARD COUNTY LOST AND FOUND http://www.broward.org/Animal/LostAndFound/Search/Pages/LostFoundCats.aspx
Humane Society of Broward County: 954-989-3977
2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Receiving hours: Monday – Saturday 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Sunday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Adoption hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Broward County Animal Care & Regulation (has two locations)
Fort Lauderdale: 954-359-1313
1870 SW 39 Street, Fort Lauderdale, 33315
Adoptions & Redemptions: Monday – Friday: 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM;
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
For Receiving Stray Dogs and Cats:
Monday – Friday: 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM; Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Broward County Animal Care & Regulation Pompano Beach Location
Pompano Beach 954-359-8278
3100 Northwest 19 Terrace, Pompano, 33064
Adoptions and Redemptions:
Wednesday – Friday: noon – 6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
For Receiving Stray Dogs and Cats:
Wednesday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Pompano Beach Shelter is closed on Monday and Tuesday
Miami-Dade Animal Services: 305-884-1102 x 241
7401 NW 74th Street, Miami, FL 33166
OTHER ANIMAL SHELTERS:
- Peggy Adam’s Animal Rescue League – West Palm Beach, FL
- Tri-County Humane Society – Boca Raton, Florida
- Boynton Beach Animal Control – City of Boynton Beach, Florida
- Safe Harbor Animal Rescue and Clinic – Jupiter, Florida
NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND WEBSITES
The following websites are non-profit or they do not charge or upsell you to pay for your lost cat listing information.
MISSINGPETPARTNERSHIP.ORG: http://www.missingpetpartnership.org – One of the BEST websites for helping you find your lost cat.
THE CENTER FOR LOST PETS: thecenterforlostpets.com
LOST AND FOUND PETS AMERICA: http://lostandfoundpetsamerica.com
FOUND and LOST PETS: http://fl.foundandlostpets.com
PAY PER USE OR PAY PER FEATURE
Now, some of the following websites are pay per use or pay for features. Some also EXPIRE LOST CAT listings, which is extremely frustrating to a person who is trying to find their pet companion. They will up-charge in an effort for you to keep your listing active or for the ability to simply ad a picture.
LOSTFOUNDPETS.US: http://lostfoundpets.us - I was happy with this website until it stopped renewing my listings after 60 days. It also refuses to let you ADD a new listing back into the “system” after a cat is missing 60 days, stating missing cats are rarely found after that time. I also donated twice and only once was my listing promoted. BEWARE.
TABBY TRACKER http://tabbytracker.com – LOST CAT Listing lasts only 1 week, upsell to continue or add any information.
LOST MY KITTY http://www.lostmykitty.com
Pet Rescue Solution http://www.thepetrescue.com/States/FL/index.html
FINDTOTO.COM http://findtoto.com This is a pay service site, but they do have FOUND listings also.
The following are lists of local rescues and shelters in the South Florida area.
It is important to contact local rescue groups as they are on the front lines of receiving stray animals. Unfortunately, even some rescues assume an animal is abandoned before they assume it is lost. Please contact the rescues themselves to notify them you lost your pet, it is also important to follow up with an email with a flyer with a picture of your pet.
The most important aspect of looking for your lost pet is follow-up follow-up follow-up.
Also check sites for “free pet” or “adaptable pet” listings, as someone could have taken in your pet and assumed it was abandoned and try to find another home without looking for the original owner, you!