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How to Find Your Lost Critter

MILLCREEK. Millcreek contracts with Salt Lake County to provide animal services to our city. A large part of the services provided is the pet lost and found program.

If you’ve lost your pet, check the interactive lost pets search page of the Animal Services’ website. “Pet” includes not only cats and dogs, but guinea pigs, rabbits, goats, sheep, and much more. The facility even sheltered a horse this summer.

We are fortunate to be served by the largest no-kill shelter facility in the State of Utah, right here in Millcreek. That means that when an animal comes to the shelter, it is returned home, placed with a family through adoption or fostering, or transferred to a qualified animal rescue organization. You can visit the shelter at 511 West 3900 South, just west of the freeway on the south side of the street.

Many lost and found pets are listed by residents in the Nextdoor app, a local social medial network to which many of us belong. (If you’re not already a member, you can sign up at https://nextdoor.com. ) Salt Lake County Animal Services has these additional tips for locating your missing rascal:

DON’T EVER ASSUME that your pet was stolen or will come back on its own.

VISIT local animal shelters within 24 hours of losing your pet.

ASK to check the ISOLATION and QUARANTINE kennels when visiting shelters. Also ask about any animal that may have been picked up deceased.

POST lost pet cards or flyers on lost and found boards at local shelters, veterinary clinics, and other public bulletin boards when available. Post to Utah Lost and Found Pets on Facebook.

LOOK for your pet during the day AND at night.

CALL nearby veterinary offices to see if your pet was brought in as an injured stray.

PLACE lost pet ads in local papers and classified sections of websites under the lost & found columns, such as KSL and/or Craigslist.

CHECK all the shelters in the area. Your pet could be at any of them.

DON’T GIVE UP! Pets often don’t arrive in a shelter for weeks and sometimes even months after first becoming lost