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Lost or Found Cats
 
Have you lost or found a cat?  While the Venice Cat Coalition (VCC) is not an official clearing house for such information, we will help you if we can. 
 
You should first report the lost or found pet to all of the following organizations:
  • Sarasota County Animal Services: 941-861-9500
  • St. Francis Animal Rescue: 941 492-6200 
  • Suncoast Humane Society: 941-474-7884
We highly recommend the Missing Pet Partnership: www.missingpetpartnership.org
 
They are an all-volunteer, national, non-profit organization that works to reunite lost pets with their families through education and partnerships with animal welfare agencies.  The website has lots of helpful information and advice.  Their  Lost Pet Assistance phone line is:  253-529-3999
 
You can also register at this national website:  www.thecenterforlostpets.com   
 
The Center for Lost Pets is there for one purpose - to help get lost pets back home... safe, sound and soon.  You can search to see if your lost pet has been found, or  if the pet you have found has been posted as lost, and  they provide the best possible lost and found pet advice.
 

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If you have lost a cat our advice is to keep looking for at least 3-4 months.  We also recommend the use of a trap outside your home as the cat is often nearby and is likely to try and get back in. 

Traps can be borrowed from local cat rescue organizations.

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Please microchip your pets now, so there will be a good chance that you will get a phone call if your pet is ever lost and then found.  VCC and other shelters scan all found cats to see if a chip has been implanted. 

We usually find a cat with a microchip and an owner about once every four months, so we know it works!

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PO Box 991 •  Venice, FL 34284 - 0991  •  (941) 525-4568 •  info [ at ] venicecatcoalition.com