Lost and Found
What to do
A peripheral service of the Lower South Coast SPCA is to provide a “Lost & Found” service to the public. This is achieved in the following ways:
- Take detailed reports on lost and/or found animals from members of the public. This info can be given telephonically or by visiting the shelter.
- Collect lost animals reported by members of the public or local veterinary clinics.
- Check for identification either by checking for a microchip or consulting our lost reports.
- THE LOWER SOUTH COAST WILL TRY THEIR BEST TO IDENTIFY PETS FROM THE LOST AND FOUND REPORTS BUT THE ONUS IS ON THE OWNER TO COME INTO THE SPCA IN PERSON TO CHECK FOR THEIR ANIMAL!
We try our utmost to help members of the public find their lost pets. However, the onus is on the owner to report their pet missing, and check regularly with us to see if the pet has been picked up. We cannot be held responsible if animals are not reclaimed.
We are also proactive in reducing the number of missing pets by micro-chipping every dog adopted from, or found at, our facility.
If lost pets are not claimed from the Lower South Coast SPCA within 7 Days (municipal pound time), they are put up for adoption. A statutory municipal fee is charged (which includes the pound fee, boarding per night, microchip and any veterinary costs incurred) when an animal is claimed.
Should you claim your missing pet after the 7 Day period, the animal will need to go through our adoption process, including a pre-home check and sterilisation, as it will have become the property of the Lower South Coast SPCA.
For more information and to report a lost or found animal please contact our reception on 039 312 0962 during office hours, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and include a photograph if possible!
Please do not report lost and found animals on our Facebook Page as this page is not managed on a 24-hour basis and we cannot guarantee we will be able to respond out of business hours.