Lost and Found

If you have FOUND an animal, take him or her to the closest vet office to get scanned for a microchip. The animal you found could belong to someone, even those animals who look sick, injured, or without tags or a collar. A microchip is implanted just under the skin of the animal, typically between the shoulder blades. Each microchip contains a registration number which is tied back to the animal guardian, rescue/shelter, or possibly both.


If your cat is LOST, read PetFinder’s top 10 list for finding lost cats.


If your dog is LOST, read PetFinder’s article on how to find lost dogs.


For both LOST and FOUND animals, visit the Lost Dogs Illinois or Lost Cats of Illinois Facebook pages. Both groups offer useful resources with extensive information and a wide network of people trying to help animals to reunite with their families.


Lost Dogs of America is a network of Facebook pages across America that now includes 30 states. If you are missing a dog in one of these states please go to their Facebook page to file a report for your missing dog. Then check out our website for in depth articles to help you find your missing dog. This is an educational page and they do not post or share lost or found dogs.


Lost Dogs of America partners with HelpingLostPets.com to get more pets home. If you would like to receive alerts for missing/found pets listed in your neighborhood, you can join for FREE: www.HelpingLostPets.com/ALERTS


For both LOST and FOUND animals, post them on PawBoost.com which sends your animal’s info and custom flyer to local shelters, rescues, vet offices, and volunteers for free. There are nearly 35,000 shelters, veterinarians, & volunteers in their national network, and you can also print a flyer to distribute in your neighborhood.