Did you know you can see information on animals brought to local animal shelters? Local county shelters all over Florida provide daily data feeds to PetHarbor.com, including photos and information about each animal that is currently in custody along with the date the animal was brought to the shelter.
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Here is how to search for your lost pet:
Go to PetHarbor.com
1. On the left side of the page, enter your zip code under Step One. Then click "Lost my pet" under Step Two.
2. Then in the middle of the page under Search Online, choose Dogs, Cats, or Other Animals.
3. Then at the top of the main part of the page, select a Search Radius (at least 50 miles recommended, more if you think your pet could have been taken by someone who later dumped it, or hitched a ride in a vehicle, etc).
4. Click "Select all Shelters" and then click "Search Selected Shelters."
5. At left will show icons for Dog, Cat, and Others with your choice highlighted in black, and some options underneath. DO NOT SELECT ANY OPTIONS OTHER THAN DOG, CAT, OR OTHER. Many of the shelter animals are listed as "Unknown Gender" and the color, breed, and descriptors are often inaccurate. Selecting any of these descrioption options may exclude your pet from your search.
6. Click Search Now.
Important Note: Most of the animals have "names." Ignore the names. If it looks like your pet but has a different name, it doesn't mean it's not your pet! These are just names given to each animal by the shelter staff. Shelters think it makes the animals more adoptable if they are given names.
If you want to bookmark the search results to check back for new listings later without going through all the search options, right click on any part of the search results listing grid, and select "Open frame in new tab." Click on the new tab and bookmark it. Check your bookmarked page frequently, as most shelters update the data feed at least a couple/few times a day.