Petco Love Lost
Petco Love Lost is a new, searchable national database that uses patented facial recognition technology to find lost pets quicker and easier. Did you know 1 in 3 pets will go missing in their lifetime? Register your pet today. This is a free tool available to pet parents and shelters. All you have to do is take a picture of your pet and upload it to their database. That way, if your pet ever goes missing, their website will search their database of found pets. This amazing tool helps reunite pets with their families. And of course, always make sure your pet has up-to-date microchip and tags.
Your local shelters probably partner with Petco Love Lost, too. OCSP does. Here is our Petco Love Lost page.
02 Found Kittens/Cats
FIRST: Determine the age and if you should even move the kittens.
Alley Cat Allies details what to do if you find kittens outdoors. First and foremost, Leave Them Be because removing them from mom's care when they are too young is dangerous. Wait to see if mom returns before taking the next step. While some situations are unique, this is a great guide to educate yourself and learn more about outdoor cats. Click on the images to read more at Alley Cat Allies. Remember: newborn kittens require around the clock care and bottle feeding every few hours.
NEXT: If the cat is friendly, it could be someone’s pet!
If appropriate and possible, bring the cat inside and look for identification. This might not be possible depending on the circumstances. Otherwise, leave out fresh water and some food. Take a picture of the cat and report it as FOUND on Petco Love Lost. It will scan their database to see if the cat is registered. Also post to other social media site such as Facebook groups or Nextdoor. If you are unable to secure the cat, be sure to detail exactly where the cat was seen—cross streets, landmarks, etc.
Read "What To Do If You’ve Seen A Lost Cat" and look at Petco Love Lost’s FAQs for more information.