At Northeast Animal Shelter, we know how devastating it is when a beloved pet is missing, and we want to do whatever we can to help.

If you have lost or found a pet, here is a list of things you should do:

  1. Contact your neighbors and let them know your pet is missing or that you have found a pet. Pets usually stay close to home and can sometimes get shut in a neighbor’s garage or shed.
  2. Contact the police department in the city where you lost/found the pet and ask for the animal control officer. Also contact the animal control officers and animal hospitals in neighboring towns.
  3. Call our shelter to fill out a Lost/Found report. We will check to see if the information you give us matches up with any of our previous reports.
  4. Contact area newspapers – some newspapers place lost/found ads for free.
  5. Create posters of your lost/found pet and post them everywhere – grocery stores, animal hospitals, shelters, pet supply stores, banks, coffee shops, gas stations, groomers, pet day care centers, schools, parks, police stations, libraries, and community bulletin boards.
  6. Post a picture and message on your town’s Facebook page, like:
  7. Post a picture and message on Facebook pages for lost and found pets, like:
  8. Go online to websites like:

Lost and found sites let you list your pet for free. They also give suggestions on making posters and placing ads.Some animals have microchips under their skin that contains a unique identification number registered to the pet’s owner. If you bring a found animal to Northeast Animal Shelter, we will gladly use our microchip scanner, and if we find a microchip, we will help locate the owner.