What if I've lost my pet?

Please come into the shelter at least every other day. The shelter staff may have your pet listed as a different breed or mix or may be described differently than your description. You are the best person to identify your pet.

When an animal is impounded it is checked for any form of visible identification and is scanned for a microchip. Even if your pet has identification, do not depend on a phone call. Collars and tags fall off and microchips are sometimes unreadable or untraceable.

West Valley City Animal Services will hold a lost pet for a minimum of five days to give the owner a chance to find their pet. Begin checking the shelters immediately in person to look for your pet.

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1. What if I've lost my pet?
2. What if I've found a pet?
3. What can I do about a barking dog in my neighborhood?
4. Why does my pet require a pet license?
5. There are dogs running around my neighborhood, what can I do?
6. What do I do if I have been bitten by an animal or if my pet has bitten someone?
7. How can I help the homeless pets of Utah?