Lost & Found Line: (734) 661-3545

Despite how careful you are, sometimes a friend wanders off. HSHV is Washtenaw County’s only stray animal holding facility, and we are always ready to assist owners with finding their pets, as well as those who have found a stray animal running loose without their owner.

IMPORTANT

  • Think your pet may be at our shelter? Call (734) 661-3545 immediately. Strays are typically held for 4-7 days before being placed up for adoption.
  • Found an animal? Please take it to a vet clinic to be scanned for a microchip, and to determine its age, sex, and breed. This information is crucial in matching a pet to an owner.
  • Find your animal after filing a report? Please let us know – call (734) 661-3545 or email lostandfound@hshv.org. Thank you.

If you have lost a pet

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    Don’t be embarrassed about reporting it. Starting the search ASAP can make all the difference.

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    Complete our lost report that will go to HSHV’s Intake Department. Please allow 24 hours for your report to be visible on our website. Reports expire after 90 days; to extend it, just call (734) 661-3545 or email lostandfound@hshv.org.

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    Though staff check for matches, you should check as well. No one will recognize your pet faster or better than you! Please do not assume if your pet isn’t listed s/he isn’t here. Animals who’ve been in our shelter a while may not appear on our website any longer.

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    If you’re outside or near the border of our service area (Washtenaw County, Plymouth, and Northville City), please contact your local stray holding facility. Here are other SE Michigan animal holding facilities.

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    Have questions, spot a match, or want to follow-up on your own situation? Call us at (734) 661-3545.

If you have found a pet

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    If you have found a pet within our service area (Washtenaw County, Plymouth, and Northville City), and wish to bring it to HSHV, please read this firstIf you found the animal outside of or near the border of HSHV’s service area, please contact your local stray holding facility. Here is a list of other SE Michigan animal holding facilities.

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    Please complete a found report. Accuracy is crucial; a wrong breed or color can lead to a missed match! If you can, please take the animal to a vet clinic so that it can be scanned for a microchip, and its age, sex and breed can be determined. See these websites for breed information:

    Dog Breed List (Petfinder)

    Cat Breeds/Colors (ASPCA)

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    Your report will be sent to our Intake Department. Please allow 24 hours for your report to be visible on our website. Your report will expire after 90 days; to extend it, call (734) 661-3545.

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    Please look at animals “Reported as lost.” These are the reports owners file when their animal goes missing. Though we’re checking for matches, it is very helpful if you check, too. Find one? Please call us at (734) 661-3545.

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    Have questions, spot a match, or want to follow-up on your own situation? Call us at (734) 661-3545.

Dog with sign that says "I'm lost without my microchip"

Please remember that identification, collars with tags and microchips, are your pet’s fastest ticket home! Cats, too, can safely wear collars with tags and are an easy way for us and your neighbors to know that your cat has a loving home. Microchips can be placed inexpensively by your veterinarian or by our veterinary clinic.