Lost Pets

If your pet is missing, text LOST to 833-978-3916 as soon as possible. You'll be able to fill out a lost pet report that will be filed with the shelter, and have proven pet-finding tips sent directly to your phone.

It's very important to visit Kern County Animal Services to look for your lost pet as soon as you can. All types of domestic and unique pets, exotic and farm animals may be brought to the shelter. Due to the large number of animals, some may be held for only three days or less after intake. Please visit the shelter every day and search our database to check for your lost pet. 

You may also submit:


 *Please note that on its own, submitting a Found Animal Report does not satisfy any legal requirement that might establish transfer of ownership.

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