Animal Care & Control has set up an online lost report for missing pets and a found report for recovered animals within the community in an effort to help reunite owners with their pets.
There are three different ways to search or report a lost or found animal as listed below.
Stray Pets in the Shelter >>
"I AM SEARCHING FOR MY LOST PERSONAL PET AND I WANT TO SEE IF IT'S AT THE SHELTER."
If you have lost your personal pet START WITH THIS PAGE to search the full directory of animals that are currently in our kennels. This page lists ALL the animals that are at the shelter in their 72 hour stray hold period and adoption. Included are instructions regarding how to proceed if you do or do not find your pet in our facility.
Know that the animal shelter does not bring in healthy stray cats. If you attempt to bring them to the shelter, you will be turned away. Here's why.
Make a Lost or Found Pet Report >>
"I FOUND A PET IN THE COMMUNITY AND I NEED TO MAKE A REPORT." OR "I HAVE LOST MY PERSONAL PET AND NEED TO MAKE A REPORT."
If you have found a pet in your community, or you have lost your personal pet, this page will help you to file a report. There's also helpful tips and information in regards to finding your pet or how to find the owner for the most effective search. This includes where to post flyers in the neighborhood and on social media.
For found pets: you can keep found pets in your home while actively looking for the owner. Know that you MUST report your found animal to us within 24 hours of finding it per Mecklenburg County ordinance law. You can make the report here, or call 311 to do so.
Know that the animal shelter does not bring in healthy stray cats. If you attempt to bring them to the shelter, you will be turned away. Here's why. If you find a cat, best to leave them where you found them. You can still make a report to be listed on this page.
Lost and Found Pets reported in the Community >>
"I WANT TO LOOK FOR ANIMALS THAT MATCH THE ONE I FOUND." OR "I WANT TO LOOK TO SEE IF SOMEONE FOUND MY PERSONAL PET."
If you found a lost pet and want to look for the owner, or you are looking for your personal pet and want to see if someone else found it, this page will give you the links you need. Both reported lost and found pets are on this page.