Lost and found

Have you lost your furry friend? Perhaps the little fella has already been found and is now with us, waiting faithfully for you to pick him up! You’ll find an overview below of all the animals that have been brought to us during the past month.

My picture is on the way

Animal number 38753
Datum in 2018-12-14
Gender Unknown
Chip Nee
Soort vacht Kortharig
Gevonden in Amsterdam
Straat / locatie Loenermarkt, Amsterdam Noord

My picture is on the way

Animal number 38755
Datum in 2018-12-15
Gender Unknown
Chip Nee
Soort vacht Kortharig
Gevonden in Amsterdam
Straat / locatie Loenermarkt, Amsterdam Noord
Did you know that... missing cats can often be found again within a radius of 500 meters from their home?
Animal number 38754
Datum in 2018-12-15
Gender Unknown
Chip Nee
Soort vacht Kortharig
Gevonden in Amsterdam
Straat / locatie West, Postjesweg
Animal number 38756
Datum in 2018-12-15
Gender Unknown
Chip Nee
Soort vacht Kortharig
Gevonden in Amsterdam
Straat / locatie Noord, Wingerdweg
Animal number 38745
Datum in 2018-12-14
Gender Unknown
Chip Nee
Soort vacht Kortharig
Gevonden in Purmerend
Straat / locatie Bovenlandsestraat
Did you know that... More and more stray animals get sick and injured in the shelter? Please help!
Animal number 38746
Datum in 2018-12-14
Gender Unknown
Chip Nee
Soort vacht Kortharig
Gevonden in Purmerend
Straat / locatie Bovenlandsestraat
Animal number 38747
Datum in 2018-12-14
Gender Female
Chip Nee
Soort vacht Kortharig
Gevonden in Pijnacker-Nootdorp
Straat / locatie Bovenlandsestraat
Animal number 38748
Datum in 2018-12-14
Gender Unknown
Chip Nee
Soort vacht Kortharig
Gevonden in Beemster
Straat / locatie Bijenlust
Did you know that... You need to change your animal's chip data when moving or a getting a new phone number?
Animal number 38749
Datum in 2018-12-14
Gender Male
Chip Nee
Soort vacht Kortharig
Gevonden in Purmerend
Straat / locatie Winkelcentrum makado
Animal number 38743
Datum in 2018-12-13
Gender Unknown
Chip Nee
Soort vacht Kortharig
Gevonden in Amsterdam
Straat / locatie Willibrordusstraat, zuid
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DOA has my pet; what should I do?

Drop by

What a relief, your missing mate has been found! You can come here to be reunited with your pet from Monday to Saturday between 10.30 and 15.30. You don’t need to make a prior appointment. And if you’re not sure whether the animal in the photo is indeed your beloved dog, cat or rabbit, then just drop by and see for yourself. You can always call or email in advance to establish whether the dog in question has a tell-tale white patch on his forehead, or if the rabbit has a distinctively drooping right ear.

 

Bring some ID and proof of ownership

Don’t forget to bring some ID and proof of ownership Obviously, we’re not going to hand over your pet to just anyone, so make sure you can prove that you are indeed the owner. This proof can typically be a pet passport or perhaps just some photos of you both together. If the animal has been registered in your name in the microchip database, you won’t need additional proof of ownership, but you will need to present some personal ID.

Board and lodgings

Unfortunately, we’ll have to pass on any costs we’ve incurred for looking after your little darling. In addition to having to pay for the number of days he or she has stayed with us, we are obliged to also charge you for vaccinations and for protecting your dog, cat or rabbit against parasites. All animals that are brought to us are also given a microchip, so that next time we’ll immediately know that you are the owner. If the animal was sick or injured, the cost of treatment will also be passed on to you.

My pet isn’t there

Ah, we’re really sorry to hear that your pet hasn’t been found, after all. But be sure to read our tips; they might just help you find your furry friend.

 Read our search tips

Fees

 If you are unable to pay the fee, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. We can then look for a mutually acceptable solution.

Lodging costs are per day.

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Lodging costs dog € 17-20*
 Lodging costs cat € 11
 Lodging costs rabbit € 4
 Vaccination dog/cat € 40
Vaccination rabbit € 35
 Worming/flea treatment, from € 17,50
 Microchipping & registration € 20
Administration costs € 15

 *depending on the size of the dog

FAQ

I’d like to adopt a stray animal; can I reserve a particular animal in advance?

We cannot reserve an animal for you without you first meeting and getting to know it. And such a meeting can only take place once the animal is ready to be adopted, which cannot be sooner than 14 days after the animal reaches us. If you are interested in adopting a stray animal, please contact us, preferably by contact form. We can then get in touch with you as soon as the animal is ready to be adopted.

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How long do you wait before trying to find a new owner for an animal?

To give its owner the opportunity of claiming the animal, we are legally obliged to hold a stray for 14 days before we can start looking for a new owner. We are only allowed to rehome an animal after the vet gives approval. It might be necessary, for example, for a sick or injured animal to spend some time being treated in our sick bay. If it’s deemed necessary, animals will also undergo a socialisation process, or some form of training if their behaviour is problematic, or if they are still too young to be adopted. Once the animal is ready for adoption, its profile will be posted on our website. We’ll then keep looking for a new owner until we find one. It is absolutely not the case that an animal will be put to sleep if it takes a long time for us to find it a new owner.

What happens to an animal that’s brought to you?

For the first 14 days the animal will be quarantined in a separate cubicle. This will enable him to get used to his new environment and allow our carers to observe him properly. The animal is usually vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed and deloused immediately and, should it be in need of urgent medical attention, this is also given straight away. Animals are also socialised and made to feel as comfortable as possible from the very start of their stay with us. If a stray animal is not reunited with his owner after 14 days, we’ll do all that we can to find him a new home as soon as possible.

What else is included in lodging costs

In addition to a warm, safe environment that’s cleaned every day, lodging costs include food and drink, the daily observation of the animal’s behaviour and health by our professional staff and, of course, animal-friendly treatment. It also goes without saying that, providing the animal permits it, lots of cuddles and TLC are also included!

Why can’t you always tell whether an animal has been microchipped?

Sometimes animals are so traumatised when they reach us that they are very difficult to approach.

This makes it almost impossible to access the information on their microchip. However, they usually calm down after a few days, and then it is possible. If the animal remains unapproachable, we’ll wait until it can be anaesthetised by the vet. Normally, we’ll combine checking the animal’s microchip with other treatment that might need to be carried out by the vet, so that it doesn’t have to be specially anesthetised for the microchip control.

Why can’t you always tell whether a stray animal has been neutered or sterilised?

 If it’s a male you can easily see if he still has his testicles. However, stray animals can sometimes be so ill, injured and/or traumatised when they reach us that it can be very difficult to check out their nether regions. If it’s a female animal, aside from being on heat, a scar on her abdomen is the most obvious giveaway as to her situation. However, the scar is not always visible. And besides, it might even be for a completely different operation. It’s often only evident that it’s already been done when our vet actually comes to sterilise the animal in question.

Can I get more information about a stray animal?

If you think that a stray animal that’s been brought to us might be your missing pet, but you’re not completely sure, just get in touch with us.

If you’re interested in adopting a stray animal but you’d first like to be sure it will be comfortable with children or other animals, we can usually give you a good idea of whether this will be the case after just a few weeks. If you are interested in adopting a stray animal, it’s best to send us an email.

We can then get in touch with you as soon as the animal can be adopted.

A neighbourhood cat is giving me problems; can I bring it to you?

A neighbourhood cat will have an owner, so you cannot just bring it to us. If the cat is giving you problems you should contact that owner. Legally speaking, a neighbourhood cat is entitled to walk through your garden, but not to cause a nuisance of itself. If it is being a nuisance, you can tackle its owner and if this does not have the desired effect you should contact the neighbourhood representative or housing association.

I have found a reptile, escaped bird or injured or sick wild animal. What should I do?

 Get in touch with the Animal Ambulance in Amsterdam or Purmerend. For wild birds and animals, go to the “De Toevlucht” shelter and for reptiles go to the Reptile Refuge in Zwanenburg.

 

I have found a stray animal; can you come and fetch it?

 DOA does not fetch strays. If you find an injured or sick animal, depending on the region where you found it, please contact the Animal Ambulance in Amsterdam  or Purmerend. If you find a healthy stray cat, you can get in touch with Stichting Amsterdamse Zwerfkatten (Amsterdam Stray Cats Foundation) or the Purmerend Animal Ambulance. If you find a stray dog, please report it to the Animal Ambulance or to the police.

We only accept stray animals from...?

We only accept stray animals from the municipalities of Amsterdam, Diemen, Waterland, Beemster, Zeevang, Landsmeer, Edam/Volendam and Purmerend. If you find a stray animal anywhere else, please take it to the local shelter in the region where you found it. If the animal has an owner, this will make it easier for him or her to trace it.

I’ve found an animal; can I bring it to you?

In principle, if it’s wondering around unaccompanied and you have good reason to think it might be a stray, you can always bring a dog, cat or rabbit to us. But please bear in mind that cats, for example, are often allowed to roam the streets by their owners, so don’t be too quick to assume that a cat is a stray! You can also bring a cat to us if it is injured or ill. If the cat is healthy, it’s a good idea to try to find out first whether it has an owner.