Lost & Found

Lost Pets

Animal Services holds stray animals for a 5-day period in which we are open to the public for at least 3 of those days. Scroll down for ways to search online for your lost pet. Please go here to report a lost pet with PetHarbor's national lost & found database. Your report will be listed in PetHarbor's public database which covers NC and other states. We will also manually enter your report into our shelter's database as soon as possible. 

Search for your lost pet:

If you have lost a pet, please go to these links for pets that are currently being housed at our shelter:

Do you think your lost pet may be at our shelter? Contact us at 919-942-7387, option 2. Please leave a message if the staff is not able to answer right away, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Sometimes, people from the community find pets and hold them at their homes instead of bringing them into the Animal Services Center. If you believe one of these animals is your lost pet, please contact Animal Services (919-942-7387, option 2) so that we can help get you in touch with the other party.

If you have lost a pet, please also check these links to PetHarbor's public database for found pets. Listings for found pets may appear here more quickly. From here, reports may be entered manually into our shelter's database if a pet is in our area:


Found Pets

If you have found a pet, it is a legal requirement to report it so that an owner has the highest likelihood possible to find it. Go here to report a found pet with PetHarbor's national lost & found database. Also, please have the pet scanned for a microchip. Most veterinary clinics will scan a found pet for a microchip. You may also call our shelter at 919-942-7387, option 2, to schedule a time for a found pet to be scanned. 

Your report will be listed in PetHarbor's public, national database which covers NC and other states. We will also manually enter your report into our shelter's database as soon as possible. 

See if someone has reported the pet you found...

You may also check our database listings for lost pets. These must be entered manually. So, listings for lost pets may not appear here as quickly as they appear in the Petharbor database links listed in the next section below:

If you have found a pet, check PetHarbor's public database for reported lost pets:

Do you need assistance filing a lost or found report? Contact us at 919-942-7387, option 2. Please leave a message if the staff is not able to answer right away, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.