A peripheral service of the Sandton and Eastern Metro 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 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 by checking for a microchip or consulting our lost reports.
If you are within the Sandton and Eastern Metro SPCA’s area and have lost or found a dog or cat please contact us on 011 444 7730. We try our utmost to help members of the public find their lost pets. However the final responsibility and onus is on the owner to find their pet and we cannot be held responsible if animals are not re-claimed. We are also proactive in reducing the number of missing pets by micro-chipping every dog adopted or found at our facility.
If lost pets are not claimed from the Sandton and Eastern Metro SPCA within 96 hours (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 96 hour period, the animal will need to go through the adoption process including a pre-home check and sterilisation as it will have become the property of the Sandton and Eastern Metro SPCA.
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.