Tornado Recovery Information on Missing Pets

Families missing pets after yesterday’s storms are encouraged to submit lost pet reports by calling 817-459-6777 or use the online Lost & Found web page.

View stray Animals in shelter.

View adoptable Animals in shelter.

“As of this morning, no animals from the target areas were captured or housed,” said Mike Bass, assistant director over animal services. “We will continue to keep the public informed regarding animal recovery and will do our best to reconnect people and their pets.”

Residents who find pets are asked to call Animal Services at 817-459-5898 or take them to the Animal Services Center at 1000 S.E. Green Oaks Blvd.

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Ginetta
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I posted information regarding a dog I found today on the city website, including a picture of the dog. However, the website says that the picture is not available. This seems to be the case with all postings done today (4/8/12). Did I do something wrong, or is there a glitch in the website today? I just really think attached pics will help people confirm if it is the animal they are desperately trying to find.

Animal Services
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Hello Ginetta, Thank you for the post regarding the dog you found. The picture you attempted to upload has been added to your post on the “Found Pet” report. Thank you for your patience. The glitch with uploading photos appears to have been corrected. A steady stream of new posts has been added with no further image issues. We are working diligently to refine this new reporting system. Thanks to everyone that is using this new system to report lost and found pets. If you report a lost or found animal, please be sure to jot down your assigned access… Read more »
Animal Services
Guest

Hello Ginetta, thank you for alerting us to the problem and for the additional correspondence. We are working to get the picture you provided added to your post.

The glitch with image errors appears to now be corrected.

If anyone else received an error message when attempting to upload a photo on a lost or found pet post, please let us know and we will contact you personally about getting the post updated with the pet photo.

Report a lost or found pet: http://webapps.arlingtontx.gov/tmp/animals/lostpets.html

View stray pets at the shelter: http://webapps.arlingtontx.gov/tmp/animals/stray.html

View adoptable pets at the shelter: http://www.petango.com/arlingtonanimals

Leslie Garvis
Guest

That’s awesome! Great idea. Didn’t know they existed.

Karen Trevino
Guest
Leslie, They are based in Sacramento and “cut their teeth” caring for animals in wildfire situations out there. They responded during Katrina and numerous natural disasters since. They were formerly known as United Animal Nations Emergency Animal Response Services. It was a mouthful, so you can see why they changed the name last year to RedRover. They have conducted trainings all over the country for people who are animal friendly and want to help shelter animals after disasters. Last I heard they had well over 2000 volunteers. They do follow FEMA guidelines and would want an invite from an official… Read more »
Karen Trevino
Guest

Has anyone considered contacting RedRover. They are an organization that has about 2000 trained volunteers across the country who can come and help care for animals that have been found and brought to the shelter. They can even set up a temporary shelter for overflow. They are very experienced in doing this. There are a number of their TRAINED volunteers here in the North Texas area.

Leslie Garvis
Guest

Thanks Chris. That’s great news! I sent you guys an email. A group of us are coming Saturday to help try to match found pets with lost posts, what other Help do you guys need. Do you need food and blankets?

Michelle
Guest

Graciela Blanco-Davis, did you find your doggie?!?! I saw a picture of a dog that sounded like the one you described in your post here:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=314868111914489&set=a.314378331963467.74194.314295195305114&type=3&theater

Hope you found her already (or maybe this is her?).

Marysol Gonzalez
Guest

Hello Graciela,

Univision Ch. 23 Is also interested in doing a story about missing pets and we would like to talk to you. You can give us a call at 214-758-2340 and see what we can do to help you find your dog.

Lari Barager
Guest

Graciela,

I’m a reporter with Fox 4 and we are also interested in talking to you about your missing dog. Please give me a call at 682-429-9371 or email me laribarager@gmail.com so we can help you recover Lita!

-Lari

Chris Huff
Guest

Hi Lari,

We have left a message on your voicemail with the following information:

The new Lost and Found website for reporting Lost and Found pets is

http://webapps.arlingtontx.gov/tmp/animals/lostpets.html

Individuals searching for their lost pet can visit our website at

http://webapps.arlingtontx.gov/tmp/animals/stray.html

Chris Huff
Animal Services Manager

Leslie Garvis
Guest

Please check out “Lost & Found Pets from North Texas Tornadoes” on Facebook.

A group of us are getting together Saturday to try and help match pets found and in Shelters with the “lost” posters and postings.

Please consider making doantions of food and blankets to shelters that are already full and now have many more pets.

Also – is the City extending the holding time on animals to give their owners time to find them?

Leslie Garvis
Guest
Please check out the Facebook page “Lost & Found Pets from North Texas Tornados” A group of us are going out Saturday to try and match ‘Lost” posters with pets in shelters and take food to the shelters. Since most shelters are already full, this has to be a strain on their resources so please consider making donations of food and blankets. Also – Is the City extending the Hold period for pets right now to give owners time to reconnect? most shelters only hold three days and I would hate to see a family pet put down before its… Read more »
Chris Huff
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Hello Ms. Garvis, The City of Arlington recently launched the Lost and Found page for our Alrington Animal Services Center. Citizens can post Lost and Found animal information to this new site: http://webapps.arlingtontx.gov/tmp/animals/lostpets.html We have extended the hold time to seven days but we are also working on a case by case basis if an animal comes in with identification such as a microchip, city license, rabies tag, etc. We are also working to reunite animals entering the shelter with their owners. Also, individuals looking for their lost pet should visit our shelter website to search for their lost pet.… Read more »
Graciela Blanco-Davis
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Graciela Blanco-Davis
Our family is missing our dog “Lita” since the day of the big storm 4-3-12. She was in our back yard when the tornado hit and knocked down the fence. Our neighbors said that they saw her wondering up and down the neighborhood and looked scared. She is a medium size dog, about 15 lbs, light brown/tan color, long hair, she looks like a small golden retriever but she is half cockerspanial and half pomerainian. She has one ear pointing up and the other ear pointing down. She is wearing a cloth collar that is pink with small purple paws.… Read more »
Chris Huff
Guest

Hello,

We are so sorry about your missing pet “Lita”. If possible, please post your information to the Lost and Found page as well and we have posted the link for you. Again, I hope we as a community can find your beautiful Lita.

http://webapps.arlingtontx.gov/tmp/animals/lostpets.html

Also, please check our Animal Services website to view animals in the shelter.

http://webapps.arlingtontx.gov/tmp/animals/stray.html

Chris Huff
Arlington Animal Services Manager

Joel Thomas
Guest

I’m a reporter with CBS11 News. We are doing a story today on people with missing pets and would love to help you get word out about your missing family member. Please email me or call me at 469-585-6928 today (4-5-2012) so we can talk to you and get a picture of your pet on the air for people to see.

Chris Huff
Guest

Hi Mr. Thomas,

We left a message on your voicemail with information regarding City of Arlington pets. We have our new City of Arlington Lost and Found page working for citizens to post animals. The link for use is http://webapps.arlingtontx.gov/tmp/animals/lostpets.html.

Again, thank you for your concern about our City of Arlington Pets.

Chris Huff
Arlington Animal Services Manager

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