Lost & Found… Where do I start?
Search and Report
Stray and lost pets are brought in to the animal shelter daily by concerned citizens and Animal Control Officers. Some people choose to report the found animal and temporarily house them to prevent them from coming to the shelter while we assist in locating the owner.
If you Lost a pet, it’s important to start your search immediately. Animal intake information is available in real time. Photos are part of our intake process, including those picked up by Animal Control Officers still in the field.
Start by searching the found reports. They include animals reported found and animals in the shelter listed as *stray. If your pet isn’t listed, file a Lost Report. Make sure you include a photo, if possible.
If you Found a Pet, start by searching the lost reports. If you don’t see it listed, file a Found report. Please include a photo if possible.
*Stray is a legal definition for animals surrendered by someone other than the owner.
Besides reporting your lost or found pet on the Boone County website, we strongly advise you to personally visit the Northern Kentucky animal shelters. Animals missing from Boone County may easily cross county lines or picked up by someone passing through the area:
- Boone County Animal Shelter – 5643 Idlewild Road, Burlington, KY 41005 – (859) 586-5285
- Kenton County Animal Shelter – 1020 Mary Laidley Drive, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017 – (859) 356-7400
- Campbell County Animal Shelter – 1898 Poplar Ridge Rd, Alexandria, KY 41001 – (859) 635-2819
- Grant County Animal Shelter – 218 Barnes Rd, Williamstown, KY 41097 – (859) 824-9403
- Gallatin County Animal Shelter – Kentucky 455, Sparta, KY 41086 – (859) 643-3647
What Else Can I Do?
Try these resources;
- Cincinnati Dog Pages – Lost & Found pets Page has a great list of resources
- CatsintheBag.org has great tips on finding your cat based on your cat’s personality
- View lost and found animals reported on Craigs List
Please also consider:
- Posting a flier, with your pet’s photograph, in your neighborhood. A printable flyer is available when you file a report.
- Submitting a flier to local animal welfare organizations
- Posting your pet’s photo and information on your facebook, twitter and other social media pages
- Placing an ad in your local newspaper
When your pet comes home, have them Microchipped. All area shelters scan for microchips