Whether you lost a pet, found a pet, or are curious about a stray, we are here to help.

14% of dogs and 15% of cats will go missing during a 5 year period in the US. Cats only have a 2-4% return to owner rate if they end up in a shelter.

Blue Ridge Humane Society is here to provide you with tips, resources, and advice on what to do if you find yourself in a Lost and Found pet situation. Reach out to our Resource Coordinator for additional assistance.

You can help your pet from becoming lost by following these simple steps:

  1. Microchip your pet and check your microchip information regularly to ensure it is up to date using a resource like foundanimals.org.
  2. Keep a collar and ID tag on your pet, even cats!
    • Always walk your dog with a collar or harness that won’t slip off.
    • Train your cat to be comfortable wearing a collar with contact info, even if they are indoor. Contact us for more info on cat care.
    • ID tags should contain your name, address, and phone number.
  3. Secure your home and yard.
    • Fix gaps in fences, secure window, and make sure doors close properly.
  4. Register your pet on FindingRover.com to help with facial recognition if they are lost and end up in a shelter.