Lost & Found Pets

Find your lost pet

If you recently lost a pet, please check out the Lost Pets pages below. We place a 72-hour hold on all found pets to give you time to reclaim them before they are made available for adoption. Also, be sure to check the Facebook page Central Texas Lost & Found Pets, and post there so the community can help you find your lost pet!

More resources for lost pets

Here are some simple steps to follow if you lose your pet:

  1. Check the Lost Pets Waco web page. Animals that are picked up by Animal Care Officers will be on this map (updated hourly).  If you identify your pet, go to the Waco Animal Shelter as soon as you can to start the reclaim process.

  2. Check PetHarbor.com to look at the inventory at all animal shelters in and around your area. Your pet may have travelled further than you think!

  3. Visit the Waco Animal Shelter at 2032 Circle Road to see if someone has turned in your pet. If your pet is not there, complete a Lost Pet Report in the intake office.

  4. Search for and post on the Central Texas Lost & Found Pets Facebook page. You will need to request to join, and then an amazing community of people will be able to help you look for your pet. Also contact CenTexLost Pets and their Facebook page

  5. Print flyers and post in your area, including at veterinary offices, convenience stores and other high-traffic businesses near your home, and hand them out to your neighbors! Post the LOST PET poster to your vehicle's windows for more exposure! KNOCK ON NEIGHBORS' DOORS... PETS ARE USUALLY FOUND WITHIN A SHORT DISTANCE OF THEIR HOME.

  6. Post on your own FACEBOOK and share! 

  7. CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ANIMAL CONTROL and ask if they picked up your animal, and if so, to which facility they brought it. 

  8. COME TO THE SHELTER EVERY DAY! We get up to 30 new animals in every day so check for your pet just as often.

  9. Make a NEWSPAPER AD. 

  10. POST ONLINE on free sites like Craigslist or the Neighborhood app, but be wary of scammers. As a safety measure, when posting a LOST PET, you are welcome to use the Waco Animal Shelter as a meeting place to pick up the pet: 2032 Circle Road. Never meet strangers alone!

  11. MICROCHIPS CAN GET YOUR PETS BACK HOME! And they are the law in the City of Waco. Be sure all your pets are microchipped, and call the company to file a Lost Pet Report if your pet goes missing. They will often send out alerts to everyone in your area in their database to let them know your pet is missing. Free microchips are available for Waco residents through Spay Street, and we offer low-cost microchips ($20 plus tax) for ANY pet in Central Texas.

The Humane Society of Central Texas

We are contracting partners with the City of Waco at the Animal Shelter at 2032 Circle Road. We provide adoption, rescue and foster opportunities for the homeless animals at the Animal Shelter, as well as community education regarding responsible pet ownership.

Donate today and help us save more lives. There are so many different ways you can help!


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