Lost & Found

If your pet is lost, call your veterinarian and/or the microchip company right away to make sure the microchip's contact information is up-to-date.

If you've lost or found a dog, cat or other companion animal, contact the local animal welfare agency responsible for handling strays in the area where the pet was lost. 

Seattle Animal Shelter: (206) 386-7387
Serving Seattle

King County Regional Animal Services, Kent: (206) 296-7387
Serving all of King County except: Seattle, Des Moines, Federal Way, Medina, Normandy Park, Renton, Shoreline, and Lake Forest Park

Renton Animal Control: Urgent: (425) 235-2121 | Message line for non-urgent calls: (425) 430-7550
Serving Renton

Medina Police Department: (425) 233-6420
Serving Medina & Hunts Point

PAWS: (425) 787-2500
Serving Bothell, Brier, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Shoreline, Woodinville

Everett Animal Control: (425) 257-6000
Serving Darrington, Gold Bar, Index, Lake Stevens, Marysville, Monroe, Snohomish, Stanwood, Tulalip, and unincorporated Snohomish County

Edmonds Animal Control: (425) 775-4545
Serving Edmonds

Des Moines Animal Control: (206) 870-6549
Serving Des Moines

Normandy Park Animal Control Services: (206) 248-7600

Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County: (253) 383-2733
Serving Federal Way, Tacoma, and unincorporated Pierce County

 

What to do when you find:

Feral Cats

Feral cats can be found living outside all over the world. There are approximately 70 million outside cats in the United States and they have been living here for hundreds of years. To find out the number of outside cats living in your community, divide your city’s human population by 6. When feral cats are spotted in your neighborhood, it is best to leave them alone. If there is a neighbor feeding the cat, then check in to make sure the cat has been trapped, neutered, and returned (TNR). This is the best solution for outside cats as almost all of them are not adoptable through animal shelters. 

Alley Cat Org

Friendly Stray Cat

Stray cats have been socialized to humans at one point in their lives, but have lost their indoor home. These types of cats can become feral, or learn to be pet cats, depending on the level of intervention used. Seattle Humane is able to safely re-home stray cats, but most shelters cannot. Unfortunately, 70% of stray cats across the United States do not make it out of animal shelters. We always recommend trying to re-home stray cats on your own or finding their original owner before surrendering to an animal shelter. Please review this flow chart from the Koret Shelter Medicine Program through UC Davis Veterinary School on what to do when you find an outside cat.

 

Kittens

During the spring and summer months, hundreds of thousands of kittens are brought to animal shelters by well meaning good Samaritans. If you find kittens, please think twice before removing them from their outside home. Kittens are 50% less likely to survive when taken away from their mothers before they reach 8 weeks old. Kittens are often left alone for several hours while their mothers hunt to feed themselves. If you find kittens, always wait up to four hours before moving them. Seattle Humane has a tremendous foster program. Hundreds of volunteers take care of kittens before they can be adopted. However, many shelters do not have this type of capability. Please review this information before taking found kittens to an animal shelter.

 

Top Tips for Finding a Lost Pet

Most pet owners never believe that they will lose a pet. But the fact is that pets escape from their owners’ care all of the time! Here are tips to help increase the odds that your pet will be found should he or she escape from your care.

Check with your local shelter or animal control.
Look above (top of this page) to deterimine which agency to contact for your city or the city where your pet was lost. 

Post on the following social media pages:
Please add to each post; description of your dog, breed and colors, CITY and CROSS STREETS where the animal was last seen.  

  • Craig’s List
  • Facebook Pages
  • Lost Dogs of King County
  • Lost Dogs of Snohomish County #1
  • Your City’s Nextdoor Page
  • Your City’s Neighbor Page
  • Redmond Neighbors
  • Redmond WA Pets
  • Lost and Found Pets - Woodinville/Redmond
  • Everett Animal Shelter Lost Dog Report
  • Regional Animals Services of King County (RASKC) Lost Dog Report
  • PAWS Lost Dog Report
  • Fax fliers to the vets in the area and emergency clinics

Please make BIG NEON posters and post in your neighborhood ASAP. You need as many people looking for your dog as possible and this is the best way to communicate. Neon signs are effective!
 
Neon sign should follow this format:
LOST DOG
BREED/S
COLOR/S & MARKINGS
8 X 11 PICTURE OF YOUR DOG
DO NOT CHASE
PHONE NUMBER
 
This link shows you how to make signs and where to place them: https://www.missinganimalresponse.com/neon-posters/

Be prepared to borrow a humane trap if there is a sighting.  

Also recommended: 

 

Well Hello There!

Chunk and his new brother Kernel are getting along greatly now. They love to play! Chunk is a love bug and wants cuddles all the time, which I just adore. 

Chunk & Kernel's New Family