Lost and Found FAQ

Q. What should you do if an animal is lost?

Q. Who should Jersey City residents contact if an animal is lost?

Q. What other steps can I take to increase the chances of an animal being returned?

Q. What should you do if you have found an animal?

Q.What to do when you find kittens alone or motherless?

If you find very young kittens that are alone, you must determine if the mother has abandoned them or if she is just off looking for food. The only way to find this out is to wait. Observe from a distance or a hidden spot for a few hours to be sure she is not returning. If she does come back, you have multiple options to consider, outlined below. If she does not, you will need to determine if the kittens are young enough to be socialized, fostered or adopted, or if they are at the age to be trapped, neutered, and returned

Please read our Orphaned Kitten Guide for detailed information on what you can do.

Lost and Found Resources

New Jersey Local Animal Control Facilities

New Jersey Local Private Shelters and Rescue Organizations