LAAS starts Facebook page to list lost, found pets

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The city's Department of Animal Services has launched a new Facebook page to help reunite lost pets with their owners, officials said Tuesday.  

The new page, which can be accessed at, will be managed by department staff and will feature daily posts from residents who have either lost or found a pet, as well as updates on the pets who have been reunited with owners. 

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"When a pet becomes lost or goes missing from home is a traumatic experience for pet owners and families," said Brenda Barnette, general manager for Los Angeles Animal Services.

"The goal of LA City Lost and Found Pets is to provide animal-loving Angelenos with an additional resource to help lost and found animals find their way home."   Officials also suggested that people who have lost or found pets also submit a photo and description to,, or Shadowapp.comto increase the reach of the message and improve the chances of families reuniting with their pet.  

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Those who find a lost pet, and who are able to do so, are urged to provide temporary home care for these lost or stray companion animals through the department's Shelter-at-Home program.  Los Angeles recently closed its North Central and West Valley animal shelters to move animals out of kennels and into foster homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Four shelters in the city remain in operation.  

Walk-in traffic is prohibited at city and county animal shelters because of the virus, but they're still operating for those who need basic services.