What should you do if you found a stray pet?
Thank you for going out of your way to keep the stray animal you found safe. We are here to help reunite them with their family.
First, check the animal for identification. If the animal is wearing a license, call 970.226.3647 and we’ll trace the owner’s contact information. If the animal does not have visible identification, you can bring the animal to Larimer Humane Society or a local veterinary clinic to check for a microchip.
If the animal does not have any form of identification or the owners cannot be identified or reached you have two options.
1File a Found Report with us and care for the animal in your home until we can locate the owners.
Submit a Found Animal Report here.
2Bring the animal to our shelter (location and hours), as Larimer Humane Society is the logical place for an owner to look for their lost pet. We will care for the animal while we attempt to locate its owner. Stray animals not reclaimed by their owners after five days are evaluated for our adoption program. Please note: When entering the shelter, all dogs must be on leash, and cats must be confined in a box or carrier.
If you are unable to transport the animal or if you feel the animal you found may be a threat to people or other animals, call Animal Protection & Control at 970.226.3647 ext. 7 for assistance.
An Animal Protection & Control Officer will respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day, but if possible (and safe), please confine the animal and call during business hours.
If you are looking for a lost pet, please view information on Lost Pets.