Lost & Found

I Have Lost A Pet

If you have lost your pet, click on the links below.

I Have Lost a Dog

I Have Lost a Cat

I Have Lost an Animal (Other)

The Lawrence Humane Society’s hours to reclaim lost pets are 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., every day of the week.  The Lawrence Humane Society is closed on the following holidays:  New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

If a City of Lawrence Animal Control Officer impounded your pet, the Humane Society cannot release your pet until you have visited the Lawrence Police Department and paid all fees. The pick-up fee will be at least $10. Citations are possible for animal control violations. Citizens with questions about animal control ordinances may call the Lawrence Police Department Animal Control Division at 785-832-7650.

If a Good Samaritan brought your pet to the Lawrence Humane Society, you will need to pay the Humane Society an impoundment fee and daily board fees to cover the cost of care. Under State law, impounded animals not reclaimed within three days become the property of the Lawrence Humane Society and will be spayed or neutered prior to release.  Read more here about how to reclaim your lost pet.

If your animal is not at the Lawrence Humane Society, we suggest taking the following actions:

Call the Lawrence Humane Society at (785-843-6835) to file a Lost Pet report.

Do not rely on photos and written descriptions. Visit the Lawrence Humane Society at least every two days to check the kennels.

If your animal is microchipped, contact your microchip company to report your animal missing and update your contact information.

Post fliers in the area you last saw your pet.

Create a lost animal posting on Craigslist.org.

Once you are reunited with your pet, we suggest you microchip your animal so it may always be returned to you quickly.

I Have Found A Pet

If you have found a lost or abandoned animal, click on the links below to see if the owner has filed a “lost report” with us.

I Have Found a Dog

I Have Found a Cat

I Have Found an Animal (Other)

If you are able to safely house the animal while you wait for a guardian owner to come forward:

Bring the animal to the shelter to be scanned for a microchip and to be photographed for the website. If you cannot bring the animal to the shelter, please email us a photo with the Found Report.

Post a Found Pet ad on Craigslist.org and post fliers in the area where you found the animal.

If you cannot care for the animal at your home and you live in the City of Lawrence, call 785-832-7650 to request a City of Lawrence Animal Control Officer.

If you cannot care for the animal at your home and you live in Douglas County, please bring the animal to the Lawrence Humane Society located at 1805 E. 19th St.

Our animal admission hours are 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The animal shelter is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

If you found the animal outside of Douglas County, please contact your local animal shelter or sheriff. The Lawrence Humane Society does not provide impoundment services for stray animals outside of our jurisdiction, which is limited to Douglas County.

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