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Lost & Found

If you are missing your pet, the only way to guarantee that your pet is not here is to visit the shelter in person as soon as possible!

If you have found a stray pet, please bring it into your local animal shelter, as It is the law to turn in a stray pet. This is also the best way for the pet to be reunited with its family.



I Lost a Pet

We try to photograph every animal, but occasionally we cannot get a photo, such as if an animal is injured or aggressive.

We also maintain a list of all the animals that were picked up deceased.

If you are missing your pet, the only way to guarantee that your pet is not here is to visit the shelter in person as soon as possible!

Animals impounded will be redeemed to a person over 18 who can provide proof of identification and animal ownership. Redemption fees will apply; we accept cash, credit cards, and checks. Please note that we cannot quote fees over the phone. Please bring current, valid photo identification and one or more of the following to prove ownership:

  • Location and date when pet was last seen
  • Age and sex of the animal
  • Current photos of the pet
  • Veterinary records for the pet, including proof of vaccinations and proof of sterilization
  • Microchip information

  • Don't ever assume that your pet was stolen or will come back on its own.
  • Visit local animal shelters within 24 hours of losing your pet.
  • Ask to check the isolation and quarantine kennels when visiting shelters. Also ask about any animal that may have been picked up deceased.
  • Post lost pet cards or flyers on lost and found boards at local shelters, veterinary clinics, and other public bulletin boards when available. Post to Utah Lost and Found Pets on Facebook. Also post on the NextDoor App and Finding Rover.
  • Look for your pet during the day and at night.
  • Call nearby veterinary offices to see if your pet was brought in as an injured stray.
  • Place lost pet ads in local papers and classified sections of websites under the lost & found columns, such as KSL and/or Craigslist.
  • Check all the shelters in the area. Your pet could end up at any one of them.
  • Don't give up! Often a pet will not arrive in a shelter for weeks and sometimes even months after first becoming lost.
  • Keep ID tags current and microchip your pet!

I Found a Pet

The animal shelter provides a safe place for pets who have been lost or abandoned.  Have you found a lost pet?  

Please bring the pet to our shelter (511 W 3900 S) if you found the pet in: Bluffdale, Brighton, Emigration Canyon, Copperton, Holladay, Kearns, Magna, Midvale, Millcreek, Murray, Salt Lake City, White City, or any other Salt Lake County Metro Township.

We're open 10 AM - 6 PM, Tuesday - Saturday (closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.)

Or, you can call Dispatch at 801-840-4000, and an Animal Control Officer can assist you. They can retrieve the pet or give useful information.

When a pet arrives at our shelter, here is what happens:

  • Our staff collects information from whoever brings in the animal. This includes documenting where the pet was found. If the animal has any ID, our staff tries to contact the owner.
  • Shelter staff enter the animal's information into a database.
  •  An Animal Care Specialist checks for any injuries, signs of illness, etc.
  • Our staff takes a photograph of each animal and posts it on our website.
  • The animal will wait at the shelter for their family to come.
  • All animals must stay at our shelter for 5 business days. The stray holding period gives owners time to claim them if found.
  • If an animal's owner does not claim it, and the animal is healthy and friendly, our staff will make it available for adoption. People over 18 who pass the adoption interview can adopt an animal. Shelter staff will conduct adoption interviews. We adopt on a first-come, first-served basis and animals will NOT be held.