Lost & Found

MSPCA Lost Pet Contact Information

How the MSPCA Can Help YouCat Peering

The MSPCA Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center receives several "stray" animals each day.  In Massachusetts, stray dogs are required to be held from 7-10 days, depending on the city, for a "stray holding period." However, there is no "stray holding period" law for other animals, including cats, so the best way to find your pet is to contact us as soon as you notice your pet missing.  The MSPCA Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center receives "stray" animals from all over Massachusetts, so please call us even if you don't live in the Boston area.

Our Contact Information

To report a lost or found pet, please contact us at 617-522-5055 x5369 or at lostpet@mspca.org. You can also come in anytime during our opens hours to see if your pet was brought to us.

What Information You Will Need

The more information we have on your pet, the better we are able to match stray animals that are brought or reported to us with your missing pet.  Please be prepared to leave the following information about your pet when you contact us:

    • Breed (ex: Lab, Domestic Short-hair) and purebred/mixed status on dogs
    • Color pattern
    • Age and size
    • Gender, including if they are or are not spayed/neutered
    • Any distinctive markings your pet may have, including color markings, eye/nose color, scars and hair length
    • If they were or were not wearing a collar/tags or have a microchip
    • Where they were last seen (town, street name)
    • When they were last seen
    • Your name and phone number

Providing a picture of your pet will significantly increase our chances of matching an animal brought to us as yours.