LOST OR FOUND A PET
Come to the shelter and look for your lost pet as soon as possible. You can
also check online at www.petharbor.com to see photos of animals at the
shelter. Not every animal will be on the website, so you should still come
to the shelter in person. Holding periods for strays are very short, and
some sick, injured, and feral animals may only be held hours. It is
recommended you visit the shelter daily for a lost pet. Other things you can
do to help your pet get back home:
• Talk to your neighbors and see if anyone has seen your pet
• Search neighborhoods and surrounding areas
• Post Lost posters with your pet’s photo and information on how to
• Notify local shelters, vet clinics, and nearby businesses
• Run a lost ad in newspapers with photos of your pet
There are preventative measures you can take before your pet goes missing.
• Keep current photos of your pet, full body photos, side and front
• Keep a collar and ID tag on your pet, as well as a rabies tag.
• Microchip your pet
• Keep fences maintained so pets don’t escape.
Many strays are owned by someone, so don’t keep any animal you find without
first trying to locate the owner. We suggest:
• Talk to neighbors about found pet
• Post Found posters with animal photo and your contact information
• Run Found Ad in newspapers
• Check with local shelters to see if pet was reported missing, and
leave your contact info
• If you turn a found pet in to a shelter, provide the shelter workers
info on where the pet was found.
• If you live inside city limits of the City of Lufkin, you can call the
shelter and request the animal be picked up.
• If the animal is loose in your neighborhood and you live inside the
City of Lufkin, call the shelter at (936) 633-0218.