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Lost & Found Animals

If you have found an animal, we encourage you to take it to your local animal control. Animal Control Agencies are usually the first place that owner contact when they have lost their pets.
When a stray or lost animal is brought to the Houston Humane Society, we check for a microchip and ID tag. If the animal has identification, we contact all phone numbers and emails connected to the account.
All animals – with or without identification – are then posted to a searchable database maintained by Petco Love Lost. The site is free to use and is connected to animal shelters and veterinarians nationwide.
If there is no microchip or ID tag, we will hold the animal for 3-5 days to give the owner a chance to reclaim their pet. If the animal is not claimed after the holding period, it will enter our adoption program, giving it a chance to find a loving family.
If you believe we have your lost pet, we require proof of ownership such as current photos or vet records that will positively identify and reunite you with your lost pet.
Losing a pet can be scary for both pet and owner. It is important to microchip your pet and keep the information current. To learn more about microchipping your pet, please contact our Animal Wellness Clinic at (713) 433-6421, option 1.


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