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If the announcement of a missing animal matches the announcement of a found one, the system will automatically inform the user about it.

Using the service “Search for lost and found animals”over 700 ads have been posted since the end of last year. More than 100 cats and dogs have already returned home.

“When looking for pets, residents often post ads or use word of mouth. Now digital technologies have come to the rescue: thanks to the service on, you can place an ad in a few clicks and notify as many people as possible about the disappearance of your pet. The launch of the service helped to unite caring Muscovites who are ready to help the owners and their pets find each other with joint efforts. To date, more than 100 animals have already returned to their owners or found a new home, “- said the press service of the capital

Department of Information Technology

The service appeared on in December 2020. This is an online city bulletin board where users can describe the animal in detail, mark the place where it was last seen on an interactive map, and upload photos. If the announcement about the missing animal matches the message about the found one, the system will automatically identify them and show them to users.

Now there are more than 100 active ads about lost and found animals: 89 of them concern cats, 27 – dogs. In the announcements, the owners indicate the special signs of the pets, the time and date of loss or discovery, as well as under what circumstances the animal disappeared. According to statistics, cats often jump out of open windows or run away from the territory of private houses, and dogs in most cases jump off the leashes, frightened by cars or loud noises.

Among the found pets are dogs of different breeds. Residents helped bring home several Jack Russell Terriers and Labradors, a German Spitz, a Laika, a Dachshund, an American Staffordshire Terrier and a Shiba Inu. Among the cats found were Scottish Fold, British, Siberian, Bengal, Sphynx and Angora. Some of them have found a new home.

The service notes that the animals were often found in collars, where the owner’s phone number was indicated, or with a stamp – his number is also indicated in missing announcements. A chipped animal is much easier to find in case of loss, since data about the pet and its owner are entered into a single database.

“At the appointment, the veterinarian usually recommends chipping the animal. Indeed, this greatly increases the chances of finding a pet if it is lost. Installing the chip takes only a few minutes and is completely safe. A special capsule is inserted under the skin at the withers using a disposable applicator; it contains a personal 15-digit number by which the pet can be identified. If the animal is lost and ends up in a shelter or veterinary clinic, specialists will be able to read the chip number with a scanner, get the owner’s contacts and contact him, ”the press service of the capital

Veterinary Committee

You can chip an animal in all 26 state veterinary clinics, having previously made an appointment with a doctor at

To use the service, you need to select the service in the service catalog in the section “Animals and the world around you” “Search for animals”… On the service page, you need to indicate the purpose of the appeal – for example, “The animal is lost” or “The animal is found”, and click the “Find” button. After that, a list of announcements about missing and found animals will appear on the screen. You can indicate the breed, sex and color of the animal, write the address or mark the geolocation on the interactive map, which will speed up the search. Using the specified parameters, the system will filter the ads, and each of them will have a “Contact” button.

You can post information about a missing or found pet by clicking the “Create an announcement” button. In the form that opens, you need to describe the animal and tell about the place of loss or discovery, attach photos and leave contacts. Users can also configure animal registry update notifications to track newly arrived messages that match the request.

Authorized users will be able to post ads in the service, receive notifications and view the contacts of authors.

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