Oscar Alerts

Lost & Found Pets

The first thing you should do if you have lost your pet is to call the animal shelter closest to where the pet was lost and speak to the Animal Control Officer.  If you need to leave a message, include your name, your phone number, a description of the animal, and the exact location where the animal was lost/found. Also, it can be very helpful to simply visit shelters in your local area to see if the lost animal was recovered.

The second thing you should do is completely fill out the Oscar Alert information that is requested (see below) and we will help spread the word through social media pages and through our email contact list.

Things to consider ~ if your pet has been microchipped, please know that new technology allows animals to be easily returned to their owners when they are micro-chipped.  The microchip is painlessly placed under the skin by a vet and can be read at the shelter with an electronic reader. Ask your veterinarian or your local animal control officer about identity microchips.  It is also beneficial for pets to wear a collar at all times with identification tags and licenses.

Click HERE for a good article on the pros and cons of identity microchips for your pets, a practice which has been endorsed by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Westerly Animal Control: 401-348-2558

Hopkinton Animal Control: 401-377-7785

Charlestown Animal Control: 401-364-1211

Richmond Animal Control: 401-539-8289

Stonington Animal Control: 860-599-7566

New London Animal Control: 860-447-5231

Norwich Animal Control: 860-887-5747

Oscar Alerts

We also recommend that you submit an Oscar Alert to us for your missing pet.   We will email hundreds of people to help with the search and to get the word out, as well as post it to our social media page.  We will also share the page with the Animal Control Officer and The Westerly Animal Shelter.

Please include ALL of the following information AND attach a photo to your e-mail. It is crucial you provide ALL of the details below to best help us locate your missing pet.  Please like our page to ensure that we can tag you as well.

  • Pet’s Name
  • Date Pet Went Missing
  • Address, Including City and State
  • Provide any nearby landmark(s) (if applicable)
  • Type of Animal
  • Male/Female
  • Is pet spayed/neutered
  • Age of Pet
  • Breed of Pet
  • Color of Pet
  • Identifying Markings (if applicable)
  • Is the pet microchipped?
  • Microchip Number
  • Owner’s Name
  • Owner’s contact info
  • Owner’s Email

Please send the email, with a picture of the pet, and with ALL of the information above to [email protected]