Report a Lost or Found Pets

If you have lost a pet or have found one running loose, there are several steps that should be taken for the safety of the animal as well as the public. An animal running free is in danger. It could be hit by a car, or eat discarded and potentially dangerous foods or trash. Loose pets can also scatter garbage and cause damage to private property.

Pet owners are liable for their pet's actions. You can prevent your pet from causing injury or damage only if they are confined to your property and controlled as required by law. Failure to do so is a violation of City of Yuma law and could result in fines and/or impounding of the animal.

The City of Yuma encourages the use of microchips. Not only is it a useful tool in returning a stray pet to its owner, it is an important method to prove ownership if the animal is stolen since it cannot be removed like a collar and tags.

To report a lost or found animal, contact the City of Yuma Animal Control Services Unit at (928) 373-4795 Option 2. When reporting, provide a description of the animal along with any identification it is wearing.