If you or someone you know has lost a pet:
- File a Lost/Found Report with the Fairfax County Animal Shelter online or by phone at 703-830-1100.
- Put up flyers in the community; make your neighbors aware that your pet has gone missing.
- Check the Animal Shelter’s Lost/Found page daily to see pictures of stray animals brought to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.
More ways to keep your pet safe:
- A collar with an identification tag is an easy and inexpensive way to protect your pet from becoming lost. Even if your animal is an indoor pet, ID tags are the first critical step in helping a pet find its way home should it ever escape or wander off. ID tags are available at most pet stores and online. Include both your address and phone number on the tag and be sure to keep the information current.
- Microchipping your pet dramatically increases the likelihood that they will be returned home in the event of accidental separation. Injected under your pets’ skin by a veterinarian, microchip implants hold important information that the shelter can use to identify an animal’s owner. Microchips are only effective if they are registered and the owner’s information kept up-to-date with the microchip company.
Low or Reduced Cost Spay/Neuter Resources
- Potomac Spay Neuter Clinic
- Spay, Inc.
- Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
- Ancira Veterinary Center (also offers other low cost services)
- Helping Hands (Richmond; also offers other low cost services)