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Thank you for temporarily harboring a stray animal. Many animals that get lost are frightened and are likely to run into traffic in their confused state. They need good samaritans to help them stay safe and ideally be reunited with their owners / guardians.

If you found a stray pet in the incorporated cities of San José, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Milpitas, or Saratoga please bring it to the San Jose Animal Care Center any day of the week between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm. . If you are unable to transport the animal or feel that to do so may endanger your safety you can call us at 408-794-7297 to pick up the animal from you.  In order to give the pet you found the best chance of being reunited with its owner all stray animals will be photographed, recorded in our database, featured on our website and scanned for a microchip.  

If after bringing the stray pet you found to the shelter for processing- you can elect to properly care for the animal at your home. It might also be helpful to post flyers around your neighborhood and/or in the area you found the animal.  Please know that by law, if contacted, you must give the pet back to its rightful owner. If you keep the animal longer than 30 days, you must license the animal yourself to continue to house it.

If it is after 9:00pm and you have found an injured stray animal please take it to the following location:

Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialist
7160 Santa Teresa Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95139

If you have found a pet locally in a different jurisdiction then listed above please visit our Lost Dog page to find out which shelter to bring it to.

Thank you.