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Lost and Found pets

Found a pet??
Stop by ASCMV with the found pet, get a photo taken of the animal you found. ASCMV staff will scan the animal for a microchip and assist you in locating the owner. Please fill out a lost animal report as soon as you find any animal.

Important steps to take when you Find a pet:

  1. You may request animal control to pick up the animal or you may bring the pet to the shelter yourself.
  2. You may choose to keep the animal until the owner can be found after you notify the shelter of your decision. (*Please leave your contact information)

*If you choose to keep the animal with you while searching for the owner, please call (575) 382-0018 or email the information to us.

**We strongly suggest you bring the animal to the shelter and we will scan the animal to check for a microchip also at that time please make a "Found Report" that provides the description of the animal, the location where you found it, and your contact information.

ASCMV staff will turn lost and found reports in to the Face Book site called Lost and Found Pets Las Cruces.

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Lost and Found Pets Las Cruces Facebook page is a great page maintained by an ASCMV volunteer. After reporting a lost or found pet to ASCMV. Photos of the lost and found pets registered through ASCMV is available- Go check out the site today!

Missing a pet?? Stop by ASCMV today and fill out a missing animal report. Request a tour of ASCMV daily, we receive several animals daily!i found my dog!

ASCMV receives approximately 40 animals weekly; therefore, we require pet owners walk through the shelter to look for their missing pets. Unless a pet has positive identification (microchip, tags); when it comes into the shelter, information about found pets will not be given out over the phone. We strongly suggest you visit our facility daily while you are looking for your missing pet.

Important steps you should take to find your pet:

  1. Walk through ASCMV as often as you can because animals are continually being brought in throughout the day. Be sure to check the "Found Reports" as well as the "DOA Reports" located inside the shelter.
  2. Post signs around your neighborhood, and include a color photo of your pet as well as a detailed description including age, gender, and if the animal had on a collar. Make sure to note on the lost flyer where and when your pet was last seen.
  3. Always include your contact information.
  4. Ask to post your "missing pet" signs in local veterinary offices and bring in a copy to add to the "Missing Animal" book at the shelter.
  5. Place an ad in the local newspaper(s), and check found ads to see if someone has found your pet. (Please use caution if advertising with Craig’s list)
  6. Most importantly, don't give up! Often times, animals turn up at shelters weeks or even months after they've gone missing.
  7. Remember to Microchip your pet and update ALL of your information through ASCMV, not only will this process save you time and money, it can save your pet's life!

PDF versions of the blank missing or found reports are located on this page; just click the links provided fill out appropriate information. You can them submit to the shelter by scanning and emailing here, faxing them, or mailing them in to 3551 Bataan Memorial West Las Cruces, NM 88011. *Please call (575) 382-0018 for help with any of this.