Lost & Found Pets
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» What to do if you find a pet
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Steps to take if you lose your pet
- Contact WCHS (509 332 3422) to give us a description of the pet as well as location last seen and contact information.
- Contact your local police department or sheriff's office.
- Make flyers in eye-catching colors with a photo and description of your pet.
- Post flyers in your neighborhood, local shelters, vet hospitals, local websites and grocery and feed stores.
- Contact the microchip company (if your pet is microchipped) and your pet's veterinarian
- Walk your neighborhood and surrounding areas. Pets can get disoriented and lose their way home.
- DO NOT WAIT A FEW DAYS TO SEE IF YOUR PET WILL COME HOME ON ITS OWN. Your pet could be injured or, if picked up by a good Samaritan, waiting for you at the shelter or a veterinary hospital.
All lost-and-found pets from Latah County in Idaho should be reported to the Humane Society of the Palouse located in Moscow, Idaho. Call 208-883-1166.
What to do if you find a pet
- Contact your local police department or sheriff's office. Dogs found in Pullman, Albion, and Palouse may be brought to the WCHS for holding until an owner is located. Dogs from other areas can be brought to the shelter on a space available basis ONLY.
- Make flyers in eye-catching colors with a photo and description of the found pet. Post flyers in your neighborhood, local shelters, veterinary hospitals, local websites, and grocery and feed stores. Call your local paper and see if they have a lost pets section. Even if the animal is in the shelter, these efforts will help the animal return home.
If an owner has not been identified after 7 days, the animal will be evaluated for adoptability.
You may contact the staff at WCHS to put a pet a on a waiting list to enter the shelter. We will also provide ideas for successfully placing your pet in a new home. If you wish to keep the pet, please contact WCHS for assistance with spaying or neutering.
Cats are allowed to roam freely in Whitman County. If you feel a cat is indeed a stray, contact the WCHS with a description, location, and a picture (if possible) and we will post the information. We can place the cat on a waiting list to enter the shelter.
It is a gross misdemeanor to abandon an animal in the state of Washington.
Lost and Found postings
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