Oscar Alerts

SUFA's Lost & Found

lf you must leave a message, don’t forget to 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.

New technology allows animals to be easily returned to their owners when they are micro-chipped and wear a collar at all times with identification tags and licenses.  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.

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).

First of all, we sincerely hope you haven’t lost your own pet! That said, the first thing you should do if you have lost a pet, or have found an animal that might be someone else’s lost pet, is to contact your local animal control office. Below we have provided a list of numbers for the surrounding areas.

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

Second, we recommend you submit an Oscar Alert to us. Simply send us a picture of your missing pet and we will email hundreds of people to help with the search, as well as post it to our social media.

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.

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