Finding Lost Animals
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Lost pets and livestock will be held at county animal shelters and temporary emergency shelters for extended periods of time in order for owners to reclaim them.
To obtain more information or to search for lost animals online, search the County Animal Services website or call
Returning Animals Home
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Remove all debris from fields, pastures, yards, or anywhere that animals roam before returning animals home. Look carefully for any small or hidden objects that could injure your animals.
Carefully inspect all animal food for damage from fire, smoke, debris, chemical, or heat damage. Throw out any food that appears suspect.
Only give your animals clean water and keep them away from water sources that have not been tested for bacteria.
One very sad result of fire is the loss of animals. If you have deceased animals on your property, it is your responsibility to remove them within 24-48 hours. Animal removal from private companies is available at cost. Fore safety and health reasons animals must be buried:
For information on animal disposal call Animal Services at (619) 236-4250.
For commercial livestock losses contact the San Diego County Veterinarian at (858) 694-2939.