Lost & Found FAQ

What should I do if my pet is lost?
  1. Call your local law enforcement offices to report your lost pet.
  2. Contact Veterinary offices in your area.
  3. Contact our shelter and others in your area. We keep a record of lost pets reported to us to compare to strays surrendered to our shelter.
  4. Contact all of the above in the counties surrounding yours. Your pet may have traveled or been transported out of your area.
  5. Keep searching within approximately a 10 block radius around your home. Often pet owners give up searching long before the pet wanders out of the area.
  6. Distribute flyers with a photo of your pet and a REWARD for the return of your pet.

What should I do if I find a lost pet?
If you plan to keep the pet until the owner is found...
  • Call your local law enforcement offices to see if anyone reported lost pet.
  • Contact Veterinary offices in your area.
  • Contact our shelter and others in your area. We keep a record of Found pets in case the pet owner contacts us.
  • Look for lost pet flyers in your area.
  • Be cautious of anyone who approaches you claiming to be the pet owner. Be sure they really are the owner of the pet. Some people may claim ownership to get a "free" pet or to sell the animal for research or other purposes.
If you choose not to keep the pet until the owner is found, bring it to our shelter or another NO KILL shelter. There isn't usually a surrender fee for stray animals.

There's a stray around my home. Can you catch it and take it to the shelter?
In general, we don't have the equipment or personel to act as animal control agents, nor do we have contracts with any local government to act as animal control.
At our discretion, depending on people and equipment available, we may volunteer to come and pick up the animal or loan safe traps for smaller animals.