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One Step Closer Animal Rescue (O.S.C.A.R.)

'Helping you find your new best friend'

Sparta, NJ

Lost & Found Pets

O.S.C.A.R. offers these resources to help if your pet should ever be lost.

Do you know what to do if your dog is lost?

TabbyTracker.com is the largest public lost and found cat database.

FidoFinder.com is a good resource for lost and found dogs.

This website (for a small fee) will do "robo" calls to thousands of homes in the area where the dog was lost.


NJ Strays Lost & Found

Facebook: Lost & Found Pets of North Jersey

Facebook: Lost & Found Pets of New Jersey









Best Friends Animal Society offers some great information
about what to do if you've found a stray:



  • Call police and animal control EVERY DAY (animal control keeps a record of found animals)

  • Go to area shelters in person EVERY DAY (pets may not be properly identified over phone) (contact shelters near and far)

  • Check with rescue groups (found on Internet)

  • Place ads in newspapers

  • Leave your pet's bedding and toys outside; your pet may pick up the scent;

  • Place a piece of your clothing that has been worn but not washed on your property (sweep the lawn with it as well as leave it outside); your pet may pick up the scent.

  • Post flyers with a color photograph of your pet and the word "LOST" along with phone # and SECURELY STAPLE on telephone poles, at vet offices, grocery stores, pet supply stores, drug stores, any kind of stores, libraries, churches, train stations, schools, and gas stations.

  • Be persistent; don't feel like you are bothering anyone by repeating your requests to find your pet; sometimes it takes awhile to find a missing pet.