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Flyer for distribution



How you can help

Please fax or print & take to any and all vet clinic in all affected Alabama areas.

Without you, some animals may never find their owners…their pet may be the only thing they have left.


Attention AL Vet Clinics, Individuals, Rescues:

This message is for each and every person, organization or business who has found and is fostering a pet displaced by the tornadoes. It is imperative that everyone document the animal in your care and provide accurate contact information so that owners may be reunited effectively. Please take the following steps to ensure this:

ALL counties affected please email:

Tuscaloosa and Jefferson County only:

call the hotline (do not leave voicemail) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 205-397-8534

And most importantly, because the active social media community here is reuniting pets very effectively, please visit and share:

We want to help YOU! Let us know what your immediate needs are. We have food and supplies standing by to transport to you.

Members of ALTornadoAnimals

URGENT message to Foster families

The most IMPORTANT message you will read today: If you or someone you know fosters after finding an animal:

email us

call the Jefferson/Tuscaloosa hotline 205-397-8534

Without these CRUCIAL steps for information, they may never be reunited! please share!

It’s working!!

SUCCESS (via Bobbi Yarbrough Lee) 2 dogs were reunited with their owner after someone from Connecticut put together a lost notice and a found notice on Photos of Animals Lost & Found from the Tornadoes in Alabama on 4/27/11. This is so reminiscent of Katrina. Hopefully people with time and internet access will keep doing this. “Two male dogs found in Homewood, AL this morning. Both neutered, but do not have collars.”

There is hope for all those owners and pets to find each other if we all work together. Please share this blog & facebook page with anyone that has the time & internet access to do so.

This is YOUR page. It belongs to everyone affected in AL and those out of area willing to spread the word…we must all use our skills and voice to assist. It’s not always donations that help the most. Don’t be afraid to make phone calls or send emails to vet clinics out of your area. So many want to foster but this may not be a reality for some time. Make those phone calls, share the blog posts…YOU can do this!


We are diligently adding new photos/info and working with local officers on disaster response locations. Please continue to check back as new photos become available…

JEFFERSON COUNTY lost/found animal hotline: 205-397-8534. Please do not leave voicemail. Operators are working hard to answer calls but cannot check voicemail at this time. Thanks all.

I found a dog or cat. What do I do?
Send a photo to: Please include: city, county, contact info, male or female.

Contact local shelters and the local newspaper. Take the animal to be scanned for a microchip at a local vet or shelter. BE SURE to transport the animal in a crate or double-leashed.

I lost a dog or cat. What can I do?
Send a photo to: Please include: city, county, contact info, male or female.

Don’t have a photo? Check with family members who may have taken photos while visiting. Contact local shelters and the local newspaper. Post sign up near where the animal was lost, even if you can only hand write a description.


 Lost Pet Helpful Tips

Contact the following:

  1. Alabama Pet Registry  205-969-2241
  2. Your veterinarian
  3. Your neighbors

Search Tips and Tactics:

  • Search the surrounding areas each morning and again at dusk (very important as your pet may be too scared to venture out during the bustle of the day)
  • Place an ad in the lost and found section of the newspaper and fliers throughout the neighborhood and surrounding areas.
  • Put the following information on all flyers, notices, and ads: breed, color, sex, age, date lost, your name, and two phone numbers. (Add a picture if at all possible!)
  • Ask Postal Workers and children in the neighborhood during your searches.
  • Postal Workers are always aware of loose dogs. Children are usually very observant and enjoy being helpful.
  • Contact veterinarians and animal clinics in your area.
  • Be sure to visit Animal Control Facilities immediately, personally, and often!

Also provide the following details to your vet and vets in the surrounding area(s) where your pet was lost:

  • Pet Species
  • Date Lost/Found
  • Breed(s)
  • Color/Markings (including any distinguishing features)
  • Gender
  • Spay/Neuter Status
  • Age
  • Collar (color, type, & attached tags)
  • Pet’s Name
  • Microchipped?
  • List any other forms of identification
  • Any other information that would differentiate this pet from any others
  • Contact Name for pet
  • At least two contact phone numbers, including number type (i.e. cell, home, work)
  • Area of Town and Zip Code where lost/found
  • If lost, exactly where the pet was last seen & circumstances surrounding pets disappearance

Animal Control and/or Animal Shelters

Alabaster 205-664-6761

Bessemer 205-426-5586

Birmingham 205-591-6522

Calera 205-668-3500

Cleveland 205-625-6026

Columbiana 205-669-3916

Homewood 205-332-6842

Hoover 205-444-7760

Jasper 205-221-6294

Montevallo 205-665-2555

Mountain Brook 205-879-0486

Pelham 205-663-3901

Tuscaloosa 205-752-9101

Vestavia Hills 205-978-0151

County Animal Control Agencies

Blount County 205-625-6026

Jefferson County 205-591-6522

Saint Clair County 205-814-1567

Shelby County 205-669-8766

Tuscaloosa County 205-752-9101

Walker County 205-221-6294

Post online with

Alabama Pet Registry HERE

A helpful tip to keep in mind from

Warning! Sometimes unfriendly citizens use these types of websites to prey on people. GBHS urges you to use caution if you are contacted by someone claiming to have found your pet and asks you for a reward in exchange for the animal. This is a common con and should be reported to your local law enforcement.