What should I do if my pet is missing?
If you are missing your pet, contact the Animal Shelter at 907-228-6660 as soon as possible to file a Lost Report.

By calling, you will be able to find out if your pet may have been brought to the shelter by a third party, impounded by an animal protection officer, or if the shelter has received a report of a found animal matching your pet's description.

The shelter maintains a list of animals that are reported as lost and found, and staff attempt to identify potential matches based on the callers' descriptions. You may also consider putting flyers in your neighborhood, placing an ad in the newspaper, posting on sites like SitNews, calling the radio station, etc., about your lost pet.

We also ask that you contact the shelter when you find a pet you have reported as lost, so that we know to stop looking for him/her.

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1. Where can I find information about the Borough leash law?
2. What should I do if my pet is missing?
3. What should I do if I find a lost pet?
4. I'm going on vacation and am leaving my pet(s) with a pet-sitter or family member. Is there anything I should know?
5. What should I do if I or my child has been bitten by an animal?
6. What should I do if my pet bites a person (myself, a family member, a friend, or a stranger)?
7. How do I borrow a Live Trap to catch a cat (or dog) on my property?
8. I am interested in adopting a pet from the Animal Shelter. What do I need to do?
9. Can I adopt a pet from the Animal Shelter if I do not live in Ketchikan?
10. Why am I required to wash my hands between each animal when petting them?
11. I had a notice left on my door. What do I do now?
12. When does my dog license expire?
13. Does my pet need a rabies vaccination?
14. What is the definition of "animal restraint" of dogs in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough?
15. Where are the leash your dog areas in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough?