Sorry your pet is missing. We try our best to post all stray dogs on our facebook page to locate potential owners.
We highly suggest posting to lost & found pet groups on social media with a good photo of your pet.
By KRS law, dogs 6 months and older must be held on a 5 day stray hold, and cats are not required to be held on a stray hold, therefore if you are missing your pet, we highly encourage you to come into the shelter to see if your pet may be there, as you will be able to recognize them best.
We have a lost/found form you can fill out if they are not there.
Animals can look vastly different than their description, and can also look different if they have been missing a while, and may have lost weight, had hair-loss due to trauma, stress, malnourishment, etc; So it is imperative that you come to the shelter as soon as you discover your pet is missing.
Thank you for trying to locate the animal's owners before deciding to bring them to the shelter.
Did you know that 63% of lost dogs are found less than a mile from their home? 16% are less than 400 feet from their home.
Here is a list of things to do to try and locate the owners:
1. Take a photo of the pet.
A photo can be used to help find the owner, especially if shared on social media. There are lost/found groups on Facebook, as well as websites that you can share the photo and location last spotted. We also have a community tab where photos can be posted to our page.
2. If you choose to hold the pet for the length of his/her stray hold, you may notify your local shelter/vet clinics of the pet you found, and they can scan the pet for a microchip and may be able to locate the owner if they have reported the pet missing.
3. Bring flyers of the found pet to your shelter and local vet clinics, etc. with a way for the owner to contact you.
We highly encourage you to exhaust every attempt to find the owner before bringing the animal to the shelter. In 2021 alone, we took in over 300 stray dogs--of those, only 47 were returned to their rightful owners.