If you have found a pet and want to know how you can help reunite it with its owner, please refer to your county’s animal services/shelter to find out what measures you can take to help. In accordance with state law, those who have found a pet must bring the pet to animal services or notify them about the lost animal.
Please note that pets are considered property under Florida law. According to Florida statute 705.102 (3), it is unlawful for any person who finds any lost or abandoned property to appropriate the same to his or her own use or to refuse to deliver the same when required.
Found an injured or orphaned animal?
If you have found any injured or orphaned wildlife, please contact your local licensed wildlife rehabilitator/facility. There are various organizations throughout the state that will take in and rehabilitate the animal.