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The Midland Animal Services Department (MAS) is committed to providing the community with premier animal care and services, safeguarding public health and protecting animal welfare, while inspiring and empowering our staff to strive for continuous improvement. Through innovative and progressive solutions, we will strive to deliver the highest standard of animal care, education, and enforcement to ensure the safety and well-being of both people and animals in our community.
Have you lost your pet?
- Come into the shelter to try to locate your pet. ONLY YOU KNOW YOUR PET!
- Look at the Lost & Found book.
- Check the list of animals that were picked up dead at the Animal Shelter.
- Check the posted lost and found ad from the newspaper or your neighborhood page on the Next Door website.
- When visiting, you can ask a shelter employee for a lost/found form for our book. If you have a picture of your pet, you can post it with the lost/found form.
- Pets arriving at the shelter without a CURRENT CITY OF MIDLAND LICENSE are held for TWO WORKING DAYS before they are available for adoption, transfer, or euthanasia.
- Pets arriving with a CURRENT CITY OF MIDLAND LICENSE are held for TEN DAYS and the owner is notified.
- Not all pets that leave home wearing a tag are still wearing it when they are picked up.
- You must come in person to the shelter to look for your pet. Shelter employees are not permitted to discuss untagged pets over the telephone.
- Always talk to an employee if you do not find your pet at the shelter.
Place a lost ad in the newspaper, post on your neighborhood page on www.nextdoor.com, put posters up around your neighborhood; call any found ad that even remotely describes your pet. People often have different descriptions of the same animal. Ask your neighbors if they have seen your pet. Sometimes offering a reward is helpful, but it is wise not to specify an amount.
Retrieving your pet
- Owners of lost animals must visit the shelter for positive identification. Shelter employees are not permitted to discuss untagged pets over the telephone because without proper identification, we cannot positively identify your pet.
- All animals released to their owners must be currently vaccinated prior to release.
- All fees must be paid in full.
- Special consideration will be given to animals that are licensed prior to transport to the shelter. Animal Services Officers will make an attempt to contact and return pets to owners from information provided on a current license tag.(this applies to first time impoundments).
- Reduced fees apply to surgically altered animals.