I Lost a Pet

When a beloved companion animal strays from home it can be a traumatic experience for both you and your missing friend. The Whatcom Humane Society receives many lost cats, dogs, and other animals daily and we try our best to match them with reports of animals that are missing. We want to reunite as many strays as possible with their guardians.

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE LARGE VOLUME OF ANIMALS THE WHATCOM HUMANE SOCIETY RECEIVES EACH DAY, WE CANNOT IDENTIFY LOST PETS OVER THE PHONE OR VIA E-MAIL COMMUNICATION. YOU MUST VISIT THE SHELTER AND LOOK FOR YOUR LOST PET.

WE ARE CLOSED EVERY TUESDAY.  YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LOOK FOR YOUR LOST PET UNTIL THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS DAY.  WE OPEN AT 10:00 AM ON WEDNESDAY.  THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING!

If your companion animal is lost, act quickly!  Below is some information that we hope will help reunite you with your pet:

Missing Cat Recovery Tips & Missing Cat Recovery Checklist

Missing Dog Recovery Tips & Missing Dog Recovery Checklist

Hanging posters in high traffic areas and delivering flyers door to door is a great way to get the word out in your neighborhood.  You can download a Lost Pet Flyer here to get started!

Reunited….and it feels SO good!

Each year in the United States, millions of companion animals enter shelters as strays. There are many ways to prevent your four-footed friend from disappearing. These tips can help you beat the odds:

  • Be a responsible pet guardian. Keep your dog or cat safely confined or closely supervised at all times.
  • Spay or neuter your animal. The most effective way to prevent your companion animal from disappearing is to have them spayed or neutered. This will curb their desire to roam.
  • Identification is a lost animal’s ticket home. Always keep a collar and ID tag(s) on your dog or cat. Consider having your animal microchipped, a permanent means of identification. Ask WHS staff about getting your animal microchipped.
  • Safe travel. If you must travel with your dog, cat, or other animal, use a leash or carrier to keep him/her safe.
  • An accurate description of your animal is vital. Keep a record of your animal’s size, with any distinguishing characteristics, along with a current photograph.

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