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Lost & Found

I've lost my pet, what now?

The most important thing you can do is to visit us frequently to ensure that you are checking the kennels for your dog. In the interim, these are the steps you can follow:

Step 1: 

Call us so that we can complete a Lost Report. We will ask you to provide as much information as possible and then email a photograph of your pet. 


Step 2:

Tell your neighbours. Animals often return to familiar surroundings so let your community be your eyes and ears.

Step 3:

Make flyers and distribute them in your neighbourhood and/or send a recent photo to your neighbourhood Whatsapp and other social media groups. 

Step 4:

Ask your Neighbourhood Watch to be on the lookout for your pet. Provide patrollers with a recent photograph of your missing pet.

Step 5:

Report your missing pet to ALL veterinary practices in and around your area.

Step 6: 

Report your missing pet to ALL animal welfare organisations. Each organization operates independently, so reporting to multiple entities ensures a comprehensive search. 

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When claiming your pet, please be aware that a statutory municipal fee will be charged.

This fee covers the pound fee, transportation costs, microchip, and any veterinary expenses incurred during their stay with us.

Should you find your lost pet, please do contact us so that we may update our records.

A person who rescues a stray animal is obliged to admit the animal to the Municipal Pound. Finders may not retain possession of the found animal unless due process has been followed.

Option A: 

Step 1:

Call the SPCA to collect the animal.

Provide a clear location and description of the animal.

Step 2:

If you can, wait with the animal until we have arrived. 

Option B: 

In the event that stray animals are not claimed within the municipal pound time (details below), we may consider them for adoption to loving homes.

Stray cats and dogs: 96 hours

Stray farmyard animals: 30 days

Step 1:

Bring the animal to the SPCA. A staff member is always on duty to assist.

Step 2:

Complete the "Found Form" at the SPCA.

As the dedicated pound master for the Midrand area, the Midrand SPCA is here to provide essential services on behalf of the City of Johannesburg. We warmly encourage the reporting of stray or found animals to us, as we understand that this is often the first place where concerned owners turn to in search of their beloved companions. Your cooperation plays a vital role in reuniting lost pets with their families, and together, we can bring comfort and relief to both humans and their furry friends.

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