Lost and Found
Keep Your Best Friends Safe at Home
In Butler County, dog owners are legally required to keep their pets on a leash or under direct control when off their property. Not only is this the law, it makes good sense! If you have found a stray dog or cat, please call the shelter immediately and remember, we can only accept the animals if they were found in Butler County.
Pets kept indoors or comfortably confined inside a fenced yard are protected from dangers such as other animals, people with ill-intentions, and traffic. Remember that cats need this protection, too.
Be prepared in case your pet does get away:
- A pet has a better chance of being returned when wearing a collar and an ID tag with your name, address, and telephone number.
- Permanent microchip identification is also available through the Butler County Humane Society. For current pricing and schedule information please give us a call at 724-789-1150!
- Write up a complete description of your pet including any identifying information today, so that you won’t have to rely on your memory when you are worried about Spot or Joelne. Also, be sure to keep current pictures of your pet.
If your pet is missing. . .
- Don’t wait! If you lose a pet in Butler County, come to the Butler County Humane Society to complete a lost report and see if your pet is here.
- It is always best to visit the shelter to look for your pet in person because nobody knows your pet as well as you. Visit as often as possible – we receive lost dogs and cats nearly every day.
- If you can’t come to the shelter immediately and living within Butler County, complete a lost report or call us at 724-789-1150, and then come to the shelter as soon as you can. Most pets, especially cats are found very close to home. Make sure to go door to door in your neighborhood several times each day. Ask neighbors, letter carriers, and delivery people if they have seen your pet.
- Post lost pet flyers at grocery stores, community centers, veterinary offices, and traffic intersections. Also, place advertisements in newspapers. Include your pet’s sex, age, weight, breed, color, and any special markings.