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In the event of a loss (or a find), there are a number of options available to you:

Police / Public Safety / Law Enforcement Agency
Your local law enforcement agency should be your first resource to contact. They produce a police report which will detail the nature and description of your lost/found item, the date and location of the lost/found item, and the name and address of the person submitting the lost/found item. This information will be entered in their database for matching.

A police report will be required if you wish to make a claim with your insurance company (see insurance).

In most cases, Animal Control is a division of the local law enforcement agency, so contact them first concerning a lost or found animal.

If your local law enforcement agency has a presence on the World Wide Web, we will have it listed for your convenience here. Select your State and click GO! to view police listings:
Newspapers / Radio Stations
Get the word out! Most newspapers provide an area for lost and found listings. This can be free of charge, or for a fee. If a fee is required, most newspapers only charge for things lost, not for found items. Local radio stations will sometimes assist as well, depending on their format and size. Ordinarily, A.M. band stations, often featuring talk radio, might be willing to assist. Check your local newspaper and radio stations for more information.

If your newspaper has a presence on the World Wide Web, we will have it listed for your convenience here. Select your State and click GO!to view newspaper listings:
If your radio station has a presence on the World Wide Web, we will have it listed for your convenience here. Select your State and click GO!to view radio listings:
Animal Control / Shelters
If you have lost or found an animal, local animal shelters (which for the most part are independently operated) are a great place to inquire. This will require a trip to the shelter to confirm the identity of an animal, or to turn it in.
If your local shelter has a presence on the World Wide Web, we will have it listed here.
Select your State and click GO! to view shelter listings :
Animal Rescue Groups
In many cases, individual organizations take pets from their local Animal Control agencies and pounds when the animals' right to stay has expired - this avoids euthanasia. The amount of time an animal can stay varies greatly from shelter to shelter (some are as little as 3 days!). A list of rescue groups online has been provided here:
Insurance
In the event of loss, your homeowners insurance policy might cover some or all of the value of the loss. If so, your deductible on your policy will determine if it is worth it to you to make a claim. It is important to remember that frequent claims will likely raise your insurance premium in future billing cycles. We recommend that you only make a claim on products that cannot easily be replaced (higher ticket items - expensive jewelry for example). Consult your insurance agent or broker for further information.

Airports
Select your State and click GO! to view airport listings:
Transit Systems
Transit Systems generally provide a lost and found resource for their users. For most, you will need to provide the "line" you were using as well as a description of the lost item. The time that a item is held for claim varies greatly from system to system, so it is best to check with them directly.
Select your State and click GO! to view transit systems listings:

Taxi
Taxi companies generally provide a lost and found resource for their users. The time that a item is held for claim varies greatly from system to system, so it is best to check with them directly.
Select your State and click GO! to view transit systems listings:
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Airlines
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