Lost and Found Animals

Information on what to do if you find or lose an animal in Germany...

Anyone who finds an animal should report it. Go to any police station or one of the official animal collecting points. Many of these are located at animal rescue centres around the country. Look in the Yellow Pages for Animal Rescue Centres (Tierheim) in the area.

Anyone who loses an animal should notify the local police and rescue centres. Tagged or micro-chipped animals are more likely to be reunited with their owners. In the case of dogs and cats especially, their micro-chip can be read the owner contacted.

Animals are typically held in a holding compound for just a few days before being moved to an animal rescue centre while attempts are made to either reunite them with their owners or re-home them.

Europetnet is a pet database operating throughout Europe for finding lost animals. Pet owners need to register the animal's microchip number with the Europetnet database. This will allow for the missing animal to be traced from any member country in Europe.

Europetnet Administrative & Head Office
At: Rue de la Presse 4, Drukpersstraat, 1000 Brussels
Tel: 07 023 31 47
Fax: 07 023 31 81