Seven Steps to Finding Your Pet

In the event you lose your pet, the Houston SPCA recommends that you vigorously pursue the following resources:

1. Continue to monitor pictures of animals which are housed at HSPCA at www.hspca.org, lost animals. Link to lost animals housed at local animal control agencies (BARC and HCAC) can also be found at our site.

2. Contact your local Animal Protection and Animal Control Agencies immediately. If giving a report by phone, be prepared to give a detailed physical description. It is always best to view the animals in person and if possible, leave a photograph with agencies.

City of Houston Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care (BARC)
For redemption of lost animals:
3200 Carr; (713) 229-7300
Open: M-F 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Sat., Sun. 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Stray holding period: 6 days w/city tag, 3 days w/o tag

Citizens for Animal Protection
11925 Katy Freeway, (281) 497-0591
Open: M-F 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Sat. 11:00AM to 5:00 PM
Sun. 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Stray holding period: 3 days.

Harris County Rabies and Animal Control (HCAC)
612 Canino, (281) 999-3191
Open: M-F 1:00 PM to 5:50 PM
Sat. 11:00AM to 4:00 PM
Closed Sun.
Stray holding period: 6 days w/county tag, 3 days w/o tag.

Houston Humane Society
14700 Almeda Road
Phone: (713) 433-6421
Open: M-Th 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Fri. to Sun. 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Stray holding period: 3-5 days.
www.houstonhumane.org

Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HSPCA)
900 Portway
Phone: (713) 869-7722
www.houstonspca.org

3. Place an ad in the lost and found section of the local newspapers: Houston Chronicle Classifieds: (713) 224-6868

Other online resources
www.petharbour.com
www.petharbor.com
www.homelesspets.net
www.petfinder.com
www.adoptapet.com
www.houstondogblog.com

4. Contact surrounding veterinary clinics and animal emergency clinics.

5. Make door-to-door inquiries in immediate and surrounding neighborhood.

6. Make flyers using clear photograph to post in your neighborhood and nearby areas.

7. Miscellaneous tips for finding your pet:

A. Most “lost” cats tend to stay in the general vicinity from which they disappeared. It is rare that they would wander out of the immediate neighborhood unless perhaps, you have recently moved. Be patient and creative in your search.

B. A “lost” dog will tend to travel into the oncoming wind. This should be your first direction of search.

After you find your pet:

A. Report back to all the facilities that you left a report with. This reduces existing paperwork and increase the agencies’ ability to match other lost pets with their owners.

B. Spay or neuter your pet. This will help alleviate your pet’s desire to roam and has many other benefits. For more information on this simple surgical procedure, call the Houston SPCA at (713) 869-7722.

KEEP IDENTIFICATION ON YOUR PETS AT ALL TIMES!

IT IS THEIR ONLY TICKET HOME!

Local Animal Clinics
All-Cats Veterinary Clinic 9119-B Stella Link 713 664 2287
Banfield 8230 Kirby 713 668 3697
Banfield 5415 West Loop South 713 661 2393
Bellaire Blvd Animal Clinic 6213 Bellaire 713 772 5574
Bellaire Richmond Pet Hospital 5808 Bissonet 713 668 6882
Bissonet Kirby Animal Hospital 2507 Bissonet 713 524 1456
Bissonet South Hampton 2028 Bissonet 713 520 8743
Central Houston Animal Hospital 1638 Westheimer 713 526 1306
Greenway Animal Clinic 2706 Richmond 713 807 1234
Jordan Dan 2422 Robinhood 713 524 3800
Mark Peckham 6213 Bellaire Blvd 713 772 5574
Neartown Animal Clinic 1314 Woodhead 713 526 1502
Paula Runte 2125 West Alabama 713 523 5171
Rice Village Animal Hospital 2348 Rice Blvd 713 527 0489
River Oaks Animal Hospital 2614 Edloe 713 622 2274
Rosser Danielle 2030 W. Alabama 713 528 0818
Southside Place Animal Hospital 6902 Stella Link 713 349 0718
Southwest Animal Clinic 4570 Bissonnet 713 668 4466
Stella Link Animal Clinic 9809 Stella Link 713 666 1771
Sunset Blvd Animal Clinic 2525 Sunset Blvd 713 526 5881
Weslayan Animal Hospital 4014 Richmond Ave. 713 355 7387
Westheimer Animal Clinic 3631 Westheimer 713 622 6055

Nearest Emergency Clinic
Animal Emergency Clinic 1111 West Loop South 713 693 1100

24 Hour Injured Animal Rescue Hotline
713 880 HELP
713 880 4357