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Unfortunately, YAPS cannot accept stray animals to be re-homed. However, when space permits, we will hold lost dogs found in Yucaipa (only) for up to 48 hours. We do post all stray pets we hold on the Facebook Page for Lost Pets Yucaipa/Calimesa. Our goal as a private, nonprofit, rescue group is to give a lost pet every opportunity to be returned home before we step in to re-home them. Animals turned into our facility as strays legally have to be turned over to San Bernardino County Animal Control Devore Animal Shelter. We do make every effort to rescue unclaimed dogs from local shelters.

According to California law, only after 14 days is a pet considered abandoned and ownership is transferred to finder.

What to do if you lost a pet

  1. Search your property and neighborhood thoroughly. Do not be afraid to ask fellow neighbors if they have seen the pet
  2. Facebook Group -- Lost Pets of Yucaipa/Calimesa -- post a photo with location lost.
  3. Complete flyers on Lostmydoggie.com (automatically posts to vets/shelters)
  4. Post on Petharbor.com (national shelter database).
  5. Create a flyer with the pets picture and a written description including important information like breed, color of collar, sex, and any other distinguishing marks or information. Don't forget to include a number that people can contact you if they find or see your pet.
  6. Post or pass out the flyers within your neighborhood and at the local veterinary offices.
  7. Visit all local animal control agencies, humane societies, and animal shelters in your area as well as those in neighboring counties or cities if applicable. Leave a a flyer of your lost pet at every location. Remember many lost pets go unclaimed because their owners thought it was too much trouble to come to the Animal Shelter and look for them.
  8. Check classified section of local newspapers.
What to do if you found a pet
  1. Have the pet scanned by a local veterinarian for a microchip. There is no cost to do this. If there is a chip they will be able to retrieve the owner's information and contact them.
  2. Facebook Group -- Lost Pets of Yucaipa/Calimesa -- post a photo with location found.
  3. Search the neighborhood that the pet was found and ask people within the area if they know or recognize the pet.
  4. Complete flyers on Lostmydoggie.com (automatically posts to vets/shelters)
  5. Post on Petharbor.com (national shelter database).
  6. If you cannot keep the pet, call animal control for the area in which live, if you live in the City of Yucaipa is 1-800-472-5609, to come and get the pet.
  7. If no microchip is found create a flyer with the pets picture and a written description. Don't forget to include a number that people can contact you if they identify the pet as possibly being their own.
  8. Post the flyers in the neighborhood that the pet was found as well as post them at local veterinary clinics, animal control agencies and other animal shelters.
  9. Call the local newspapers and place a found ad. Most of the time there is no fee for this service. Yucaipa News Mirror and Press Enterprise will run an ad for free for 2 weeks.
 

Shelters in the area:

San Bernardino County Animal Control-Devore
Includes the cities of Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Highland, Running Springs, Yucaipa & the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County
19777 Shelter Way, Devore, CA
909-887-8055


Riverside City/County Animal Services

6851 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA
951-358-7387


Redlands Animal Control

504 North Kansas, Redlands, CA
909-798-7644


City of San Bernardino Animal Control

Includes the cities Colton, Fontana, and Loma Linda
333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA
909-384-1304
909-350-6565 (Fontana Licensing)

Beaumont Animal Shelter
Serving Beaumont, Banning, Calimesa, San Jacinto & Hemet
831 W. Seventh Street, San Jacinto, CA 92583
951-654-8002

Ramona Humane Society
Serving San Jacinto and Hemet
690 Humane Way, San Jacinto, CA 92582
951-654-8002

 

Big Bear Animal Shelter
42080 N. Shore Drive, Big Bear City, CA 92314
909-866-4943

 

Pets Placed in 2018

560

Animals Placed this Year

118

 

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