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I FOUND A KITTEN—WHAT CAN I DO?

Kitten season in the Bay Area can begin as early as early spring, with many kittens born to outdoor community (homeless) cats. If you find a tiny kitten or kittens in your yard or near your house or workplace, and the mother is present, call Palo Alto Humane Society at (650) 424-1901 for advice. If there is no mother cat present, or the mother disappears and does not return, first go to this Web site from Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty, a Peninsula and South Bay rescue organization for excellent advice:

http://www.ibokrescue.org/info/display.php?PageID=2668

If you still have questions, contact Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty directly, or call the PAHS office at (650) 424-1901.

Time is of the essence with abandoned tiny babies so make sure to get help immediately!

THERE ARE CATS IN MY YARD, ON MY STREET OR AT WORK—WHAT CAN I DO?

Click here for information (in English) about homeless cats and older kittens and what you can do to help them.

Haga clic aquí para las mismas instrucciones en español sobre gatos callejeros y gatitos más grandes y lo que usted puede hacer para ayudarlos.

If you find a cat on the Stanford campus, or Stanford University grounds, call Stanford Cat Network at (650) 566-8287.

I LOST MY DOG (OR CAT) OR I FOUND A DOG (OR CAT)—WHAT CAN I DO?

Contact the shelter that corresponds to your city for advice about reporting your lost dog or cat and learning about your options for helping a dog or cat you have found. (Remember—you can always call PAHS at (650) 424-1901 for advice about cats or kittens you have found in your yard or near your house or place of work.)

Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills
Call Palo Alto Animal Services (PAAS) at (650) 496-5971

Sunnyvale
Call the Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV) at (408) 262-2133

San Jose, Milpitas, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos
Call San José Animal Care and Services (SJACS) at (408) 794-7297

Mountain View, Campbell, Santa Clara, Monte Sereno
Call Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) at (408) 764-0344

Stanford, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, and unincorporated Santa Clara County
Call Santa Clara County Animal Shelter at (408) 686-3900

San Mateo County (including East Palo Alto)
Call Peninsula Humane Society (PHS) at (650) 340-7022 or (650) 340-8200

I FOUND AN INJURED BIRD, SQUIRREL, RACCOON, DEER, ETC.—WHAT CAN I DO?

Call:

Peninsula Humane Society (PHS)
(650) 340-7022 or (650) 340-8200

Palo Alto Animal Services (PAAS)
(650) 496-5971     Evenings and Sundays: (650) 328-2413

Ohlone Humane Society (in Fremont)
(510) 792-4587

Wildlife Paramedic Search and Rescue
(866) WILD-911

For injured or dead wildlife on the highways
Call 911—the dispatcher will take the information and contact California Highway Patrol (CHP)