What to do if pet is missing because of Lilac Fire

Posted at 4:06 PM, Dec 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-09 19:21:03-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- As fire evacuees are returning to their homes, they may discover that a pet they were forced to leave behind is missing.

To locate a lost pet or report a lost pet, you will want to file a report with both the Department of Animal Services and San Diego Humane Society’s.

You can also check to see if information about your missing pet has been posted on both websites.

Click here for San Diego Humane Society Lost and Found page.

Click here for Department of Animal Services Lost and Found page.

Pet owners who are looking for an animal are also encouraged to visit the Humane Society’s Escondido and San Diego campuses as well as DAS shelters.

San Diego Humane Society’s Oceanside Campus, temporarily closed due to the fire, will reopen on Dec. 13. The animals in that shelter were sent to the Escondido campus until Oceanside reopened.

The best thing for your pets is to take them with you when you evacuate if possible. 

Besides filing reports and visiting or calling shelters, pet owners may want to create fliers to be posted in their neighborhood. 

If you have companion animals or livestock you cannot evacuate yourself, please call San Diego Humane Society’s dispatch at 619-243-3466