Lost and Found Pets (See listing of our current “found” pets at the bottom of this page.)
Call Crestwood Animal Control at 314-729-4868 to report a lost or found pet. You can also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Please provide the following information:
- Your name, address, and phone number
- A full description of the pet (including breed, color & sex)
- A picture can be e-mailed to email@example.com
- When was the pet lost or found?
- In what area was the pet lost or found?
- Description of any collar, tags, microchip on the pet, as well as any unique identifying characteristics.
Crestwood Animal Shelter is not staffed full-time, so please call 314-729-4868 before visiting the shelter to look for your pet. The shelter is located at 9225 Whitecliff Park Dr, 63126, within Whitecliff Park.
Pets can travel great distances when they are lost. Please also contact the following agencies to locate your pet:
- St Louis County Animal Control 314-615-0664
- Humane Society of Mo. (Macklind) 314-647-8800
- Humane Society of Mo. (Maryland Hgts) 314-951-1588
- Humane Society of Mo. (Chesterfield) 636-530-0806
- Animal Protective Assoc. 314-645-4610
- Festus Animal Control 636-937-6646, ext 115
- Jefferson County Animal Control 636-797-5577
- Arnold Animal Control 636-282-2387
- Franklin County Animal Control 636-583-4300
- St Charles County Humane Society 636-949-9918
- St Charles County Animal Control 636-332-3647
- St Peters City Animal Control 636-949-7354
Start looking immediately. Do not assume that your pet will return when he is ready. Don’t give up. Keep checking. Some pets wander for a long time before they are picked up. Many pets are found after being missing for weeks or months.
Post lost pets on STL Lost Pets(Facebook) and check the website stllostpets.com frequently for found animals. Be sure to check for pets found by individuals, too (toward the bottom of the website.)
Post signs in your neighborhood with a photo, listing color, size, breed. Offer a reward if found. Include a cell phone number.
Place ads in local newspapers. Many offer this service free of charge.
Visit ALL animal shelters in your area as often as possible.
Pet Identification/Rabies Tags
When your pet is vaccinated against rabies, your veterinarian will issue a license tag to affix to your pet’s collar. This tag should always be current. The tag number and registration make it possible for Animal Control or any finder to contact you in case your pet is lost.
An additional tag on your pet’s collar can help make the process of returning your pet faster, if it includes owner’s cell and home phone and address. Usually if someone finds a stray animal they will check for and ID tag and call the owner first, instead of calling Animal Control. I recommend the cell phone first because you may be out searching for the animal and there may be no one at home. Update the tags if your phone number changes.
Microchipping your pet is the most reliable method of identification to help you find your pet if it is missing. Inserted under the skin, microchips cannot fall off or get lost and all veterinarian offices and animal shelters have a scanner to read the chip. If you find an animal without tags, bring it to the Animal Control Shelter or a local veterinarian’s office to see if it is chipped.
If your pet is microchipped and you have moved, be sure to contact your microchip company (AVID, HomeAgain) and update the information on the pet’s file. This is even more important if you are in a new area where your pet cannot find his way home. Be sure to list a cell phone number and an alternate contact person if possible.