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Reuniting families

 

Each year, HSSW reunites more than 1,000 animals with their families. We're here to help. 

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Looking for a lost pet
Redemption fees and stray animal process
Reporting a found pet
Prevent lost/stray pets

If you have an animal emergency or are reporting a stray animal in your community, contact Clark County Animal Control at 360-397-2488. 
Please note that we are unable to provide animal welfare checks or pick up stray animals and do not accept strays from outside of Clark County.


Looking for a lost pet?

We are here to help. If you have any questions, please contact us at (360) 213-2621 or visit us at 1100 NE 192nd Avenue during business hours (Tues-Sun, 12:00pm-6:00 pm). If you need to get in touch with us outside of regular business hours, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you. 

If your pet is missing, you can view stray animals currently in our care.

Submit a lost pet report so we can help keep an eye out. 

What else you can do: 

View stray animals currently in our care. If you see a match for your pet, come to the shelter as soon as possible or contact us at (360) 213-2621.

Notify your neighbors that your pet is missing – ask them to check their garage, shed, under their porch, etc.

Download a Lost Pet Poster to post around your neighborhood. Please be as detailed and descriptive as possible and include a photo of your pet.

Utilize local social media. Lost and found Facebook groups, Craigslist, and the Nextdoor app are excellent ways to help spread the word. 

Notify veterinary offices in your area. Ask them if they receive lost/stray pets in their clinic to learn more about reporting lost pets in your area.

Make sure your contact information on your pet’s microchip is current. Adding a secondary contact and email address can help ensure you are reached when your pet is located.

Don’t give up! It can sometimes take a few months to locate a missing pet. Lost pet reports are kept for 30 days beyond your last visit to HSSW. It is important that you let us know that your pet is still missing, and that you are actively looking for him/her.

Download a copy of our tips for Locating Lost Pets.

Questions? You can reach our staff directly at 360-213-2621.

Problems with the online form? You can download and print a copy of the Lost Pet Report. The form must be brought to the shelter in person - please also include a current photo of your pet. 

Stray Animal Procedures and Redemption Fees

Redemption fees apply when redeeming a lost/stray pet. These fees are set by Clark County and cannot be reduced or adjusted by HSSW staff.

In Clark County, stray animals are held for 3 days (without ID or microchip) or 5 days (if found with ID or microchip.) During that time, our staff actively call any available contact information available from ID or microchip. When a stray hold expires, animals will receive an evaluation and may be made available for adoption.

 As a licensing agent for Clark County, our staff is required to issue a license to any unlicensed animal being redeemed at our shelter. Licensing fees apply.

Found a pet in your neighborhood?

Many stray pets have a worried family looking for them! Call 360-213-2621 or complete a found report and our staff will help to coordinate next steps to help reunite the animal with its family. 

Have you found kittens? Click here to learn more about what to do.

Complete a found report - you may email this form to [email protected] or bring it to the shelter during regular business hours. This will help us provide information to families calling us to search for their lost pet. After contacting us, you may bring the animal to the shelter or you may choose to keep the animal at your home while still looking for the owner.

Have the animal scanned for a microchip. You can do this at the Humane Society or your local vet. If a microchip is found, the owner can be contacted immediately.

Post a Found Pet Poster in the area where you found the animal.

Call us to let us know if the animal has successfully been returned to its owner.

Questions? You can reach our staff directly at 360-213-2621.


Decrease the chances of losing your pet

Microchip your pet. A microchip acts as an added insurance policy and will help reunite lost animals with their owners, even if the animal somehow slips their collar. HSSW provides microchip services during regular business hours. 

Have your pet wear a collar, ID and license. This ensures that your pet can be traced back and returned to you. As a licensing agent for Clark County, our staff is required to issue a license to any unlicensed animal being redeemed at our shelter. Licensing fees apply.

Spay/neuter your pet. Neutering helps to reduce a pet's instinct to roam and helps solve the overpopulation problem.

Keep cats indoors. Make sure your cat stays inside unless on a leash or in a supervised area.

Fence your yard if practical. Make sure when your dog is outside it is in a fenced yard or on a leash.