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24 March 2021, 07:02

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Thanks to the service, citizens can post announcements about lost and found pets. In three months, more than 40 cats and dogs have been able to return to their owners.

The new city service “Search for Lost and Found Animals”, which was launched on in December last year, is gaining popularity. For three months, Muscovites have published more than 340 announcements of lost pets there. 45 cats and dogs have already returned home.

“Thanks to the activeness and indifference of residents, there are more and more happy occasions when pets return home in Moscow. Now owners who have lost their pet can place an ad on a special service page on, and other townspeople can help find their pet. The service allows you to describe the animal in detail, mark the place where it was last seen on an interactive map, upload photos. Now there are about 280 ads published there. We hope that very soon all animals will return to their owners or acquire new ones, ”said Sergey Shakryl, curator of IT projects in the field of culture and business

Department of Information Technology.

To date, most of the active ads – 180 – refer to missing or found dogs. Many of them got lost and were found wearing collars. Often, pets get off the leash, frightened by cars or the sounds of pyrotechnics during the holidays. The service informs about found or missing four-legged of various breeds. For example, the townspeople have already returned home several dachshunds, Alaskan Malamutes, Labradors, West Highland White Terriers, Irish Setters, Petit Brabancons, Akita Inu, Shiba Inu, Belgian Malinois and other breeds. Among those who are still looking for their home is a rescue dog who served in the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

In addition, users posted just over 100 ads about found or lost cats. Among these animals, there are also pedigree, for example, Scottish Fold, American Curl, Thai and others. Cats most often fall out of open vents and windows.

According to the press service of the Information Technology Department, in the cold season, users most often took the found pets to their home so that the pet would be warm and safe before the owner arrived. There are times when animals are transferred to overexposure centers. Information about their whereabouts is indicated in advertisements, so that if the owners appear, they can come and pick up their four-legged friends.

It is noted that a chipped animal has a significantly increased chance of returning home. Last year, almost 6,000 domestic cats and dogs were microchipped in state veterinary clinics in Moscow.

The procedure for installing a chip containing a personal 15-digit number takes several minutes and is absolutely safe for animal… The chip number is entered into the veterinary automated database of chipped animals. It is possible to chip a pet in Moscow in all structural divisions of the State Budgetary Institution “Mosvetobyedinenie”, having previously made an appointment with a veterinarian through public services portal

If the lost animal ends up in a shelter or veterinary clinic, specialists read the chip number with a scanner in order to request contact information about the owner of the animal from the database and contact him.

Detailed information on chipping is provided by the round-the-clock telephone of the state veterinary service: +7 (495) 612-04-25.

How to use the search for missing and found animals

To place an ad about a lost or found animal, you need to select the service in the service catalog in the section “Animals and the World” “Search for animals”… On its page, you will need to indicate the purpose of the appeal – “The animal is lost” or “The animal is found” – and click on the “Find” button.

After that, the user can see the ads posted by other residents about the missing or found animals. To speed up the search, it is recommended to describe the pet in detail in the parameters: indicate the breed, sex, color and age of the animal (more than 10 different characteristics in total). In addition, the service allows you to write an address or mark the geolocation on an interactive map, as well as add any other information that will help when searching for a pet. According to the specified parameters, the system will filter the ads, and the button “Contact” will be available in each one.

If there are no ads matching the request, you can post a new one and tell about the missing or found pet. To do this, you need to click on the “Create an ad” button and in the form that opens describe the animal, indicate the place of its loss or detection, upload photos and leave contacts for communication. Those looking for their pet can set up notifications when the pet registry is updated. This will help you quickly find out when an ad with the specified parameters appears.

To view the animal database, you do not need to register on the portal, but you will need it to post announcements, view the contacts of authors, and subscribe to updates.

The first city centralized service in Russia for finding lost pets started working on at the end of 2020… It allows you to form a single register of all missing and found cats and dogs in Moscow.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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