1. Make sure you notify your local Animal Control Officer, since Massachusetts ACOs now have the ability to create a state-wide "SABER" alert, akin to the human "AMBER" alerts. These are sent to ACOs state-wide so that many eyes can be on the lookout for your pet, or so that details about an animal you may have found is widely distributed.

    List of Massachusetts Animal Control Phone Numbers and Officers
    Send any ACO modifications/additions to masslostpet@gmail.com

  2. Send an email to masslostpet@gmail.com with details and a photo or two of the lost or found pet. Your listing will be posted on MassLostPet.net.

In both cases above, please send the following information:

  • Whether you are reporting a lost pet or a found pet
  • Exact location where the pet was lost or found
  • Date when the pet was lost or found
  • Breed of pet
  • The type and ID number of an implanted recovery microchip, if applicable
  • Name of the pet, if known
  • Description and distinguishing marks
  • A few photos showing different aspects of the pet, if possible
  • Your contact information

Sites with good tips for lost pets:

Good luck with your search!

Please remember there are MANY homeless pets awaiting adoption. Your pet may have been taken in by a kind-hearted person, so think about paying it forward and adopting a new pet in return. Here are some useful web sites:

Wendy Roberts

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