Everett Animal Shelter Issues Scam Warning Over Lost Pets

June 5, 2023


This in today from the Everett Animal Shelter.

Everett Animal Shelter

Click for more information on how Everett Animal Shelter deals with lost-found pets.

We have had numerous reports of a scammer calling people that have posted about their lost pets and the number that shows up is our shelter main line. The scammer will tell the victim that their lost pet is at EAS and collect a credit card over the phone. The victims are showing up at the shelter and their pets were never in our care and we did not call them.

Please keep a couple things in mind:
– We will not collect lost pet reclaim fees over the phone unless under special circumstances, these fees are collected in person at the shelter when a pet is picked up.
– All lost/stray animals in our care are posted to our site: https://www.everettwa.gov/171/Lost-and-Found-Pets.

If you’ve recently posted about your pet being lost and get a call like this please check this website to see if your pet is posted or ask for more clarifying information. Better yet, hang up and call us back at 425-257-6000, stray animals are held for a minimum of 3 days and our staff make every effort to locate their families.

Thank you!

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