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Lost and Found

Let’s Keep People and Pets Together!

 

Losing a pet can be frightening. Should you lose your pet, it is critical that you act quickly to get the word out.

Here’s what you do when you lose a pet—or when you find a lost one.

I lost my pet

Call Us

Call 937-268-PETS (7387) to file a report. This helps us identify lost dogs brought to our facility.

Visit the Shelter

The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center’s animal care and control officers (not affiliated with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton) are required by law to pick up any free-roaming dogs. All stray dogs are taken to the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, located at 6790 Webster Street, Dayton, OH 45414. Dogs found by citizens are often taken to the Animal Resource Center. Visit their shelter immediately and frequently!

What We Will Do

If a lost dog is brought to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, we make every attempt to reunite the dog with its owner. This includes checking the dog’s license and scanning the animal for a pet-identification microchip. To identify a dog by its license, we enter its license number into the Montgomery County Auditor’s website. Please make sure that the Auditor’s office has your current contact information.

We scan lost dogs for a microchip, too. The microchip will direct us to the microchip company. The microchip company will provide the owner’s contact information. Please make sure that your information is current with the microchip company. Note: Microchips are not GPS-enabled. We cannot find your lost dog through GPS-tracking techniques.

If we can’t identify information on a lost dog, the dog will be sent to the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center for a specified holding period. Again, visit their shelter immediately and frequently!

Do These Things!

  • Post missing dog information on social media.
  • Make fliers and post them around your neighborhood.
  • Visit your neighbors in person and tell them about your lost dog.
  • Post your lost dog on websites such as petfbi.org or missingpet.net.
  • Visit the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center frequently.
  • Place an advertisement in your local newspaper. Some newspapers will provide this service at no charge.

Note: The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is not affiliated with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. Information regarding the Animal Resource Center’s policies is posted as a courtesy only and should be verified with the Animal Resource Center at 937-898-4457.

Contact Us

Call 937-268-PETS (7387) to file a report. This helps us identify lost cats brought to our facility.

The first places to look are the Humane Society of Greater Dayton or SICSA. Unless restricted by a city ordinance, cats are allowed to roam free.

 

Other Places to Check

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton accepts cats from several cities and townships within Montgomery County. Please contact our facility for an updated list of what cities we can currently take cats from by calling 937-268-7387.! We are located at 1661 Nicholas Road, Dayton, OH 45417.

You are not required by law to buy a license for your cat. We do recommend purchasing a cat registration tag through the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.

 

What We Will Do

If your cat is brought to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, we make every attempt to contact the owner using the tag information.

We will check incoming stray cats for a microchip. The microchip will direct us back to the microchip company. The microchip company will provide the owner’s contact information. Please make sure that your information is current with the microchip company. Note: Microchips are not GPS-enabled. We cannot find your lost cat through GPS-tracking techniques.

 

Do These Things!

  • Post missing cat information on social media.
  • Make fliers and post them around your neighborhood.
  • Visit your neighbors in person and tell them about your lost cat.
  • Post your lost cat on websites such as petfbi.org or missingpet.net.Place an advertisement in your local newspaper. Some newspapers will provide this service at no charge.
  • Visit the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and SICSA frequently.

Note: The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is not affiliated with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. Information regarding the Animal Resource Center’s policies is posted as a courtesy only and should be verified with the Animal Resource Center at 937-898-4457.

If you have lost another species of animal, please call the Humane Society of Greater Dayton at 937-268-PETS (7387).

I found a pet

Who to Contact

If the dog has a license, visit the Montgomery County Auditor’s website to find the dog’s owner.

If you can’t find the dog’s owner, take the dog to the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center or call 937-898-4457 to request a pickup.

Because we have limited kennel space, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton does not house lost dogs.

 

Hold the Dog For the Owner

If you wish to provide the dog with a temporary home, call the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center at 937-898-4457 to file a found-dog report. Visit the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, the Animal Resource Center, or your veterinarian to have the dog scanned for a microchip.

 

Do These Things!

  • Post missing dog information on social media.
  • Make fliers and post them around your neighborhood.
  • Visit your neighbors in person and ask them if they recognize the dog.
  • Post the found dog on websites such as petfbi.org or missingpet.net.
  • Place an advertisement in your local newspaper. Some newspapers will provide this service at no charge.

Note: The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is not affiliated with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. Information regarding the Animal Resource Center’s policies is posted as a courtesy only and should be verified with the Animal Resource Center at 937-898-4457.

Contact Us

Call us at 937-268-PETS (7387) to see whether we have available space. The Humane Society does not euthanize healthy cats!

 

What We Will Do

If we are able to take the stray cat, we will ask you for a an intake fee of $40 per adult cat (6 months or older) or $20 per kitten (younger than 6 months). This fee is a minimal cost for what our organization will spend to care for the cat and find it a forever home. 

It costs the Humane Society of Greater Dayton an average of $250 per animal to provide a warm bed, nourishing food, veterinary care, vaccines, tests, a microchip, housing, love and the hope of a better life. Please donate to help animals in need!

 

Intake Hours

Tuesday–Friday, 1:00–5:00 PM

Saturday, 12:00–3:00 PM

Closed Sunday & Monday

 

Hold the cat For the Owner

If you find a friendly cat without identification and you wish to provide it with a temporary home, call the Humane Society of Greater Dayton at 937-268-PETS (7387) to file a found-cat report. You can also visit the Humane Society, the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, SICSA or your veterinarian to have the cat scanned for a microchip.

 

Do These Things!

  • Post missing cat information on social media.
  • Make fliers and post them around your neighborhood.
  • Visit your neighbors in person and ask them if they recognize the cat.
  • Post the found cat on websites such as petfbi.org or missingpet.net.
  • Place an advertisement in your local newspaper. Some newspapers will provide this service at no charge.

Note: The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is not affiliated with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. Information regarding the Animal Resource Center’s policies is posted as a courtesy only and should be verified with the Animal Resource Center at 937-898-4457.

If you’re concerned about any other species of animal that you have found, please call the Humane Society of Greater Dayton at 937-268-PETS (7387).

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