If you have lost your pet, act quickly! The first 24 hours can make a difference in finding your pet.
If you do not see your pet, keep looking. Call the other pounds in the area and contact LHS to report them lost.
Pets end up here sometimes weeks after they get lost so never stop looking.
It is always best to visit the shelter in person to see if your pet is here and put up flyers about your lost pet in your neighborhood. What we call a lab mix may be a chow mix to you so always come to look in person.
The Lynchburg Humane Society can only accept stray animals found in the City of Lynchburg. This allows owners the opportunity to find their animals in the county where they live and lost them.
If you find a lost pet please take that pet to the animal control facility in the county where it was found. Other area shelters are listed in the right sidebar.
Tips for finding a lost pet:
- Lost pets may hide in fear. Do not count on “here kitty, kitty” or treats to get them to come to you. Get down and dirty, search all possible hiding places outside, look under sheds, decks, houses, etc. Most animals are found close to home. Talk to your neighbors and, after asking permission, search at your neighbors. Put out food and water in hopes the dog or cat will return home for food.
- Place Posters at busy intersections. Posters should be GIANT and FLORESCENT COLORS; be brief and to the point and create a visual image. Try: Lost, a photo and your number. Post around town at veterinary clinics, schools, grocery and convenience stores, and anywhere else you think might make a difference.
- For shy dogs and cats, set a humane trap near the point of escape. (the SPCA has humane traps available for rent); Call all the shelters around where you live and visit them regularly.
- Contact and leave a description with your mail carrier, newspaper carrier, garbage truck drivers, local landscapers.
Tips if you have found a pet:
When you find a lost pet you have a couple of choices and decisions to make. You can certainly bring the pet to the Lynchburg Humane Society or to the animal control agency in the county you found them. But you can certainly do the following:
- Call the Lynchburg Humane Society and other neighboring animal control agencies and report that you found a lost pet. Give a thorough description and you will be contacted if someone calls reporting a lost pet with the same description.
- Put up flyers in your neighborhood and surrounding areas to let the person looking know that you found their lost pet.
- If you find that no one has responded to these efforts after a few days you can then take the pet down to your local shelter and turn it in as a stray.
If you find an injured lost pet please call animal control at 847-1602