If you’ve lost your pet or found a pet, please file a Lost & Found report online or if you prefer, email a photo along with the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Up to three photos
- Pet’s Name (if known)
- Gender and Spayed/Neutered/Fixed
- Approximate Age
- Primary color(s)
- Breed for dogs, short/longhair for cats
- Size Small/Medium/Large
- Microchipped? If you know the number, please include it
- Color of collar if they were last seen wearing one
- Notable details (unique markings, locations of second colors, healed injuries)
- When was the pet last seen/When the pet was found
- Nearby major streets where the pet was last seen or found
- Your contact details (name, phone number, and address are all needed)
You may also call the shelter at (541) 774-6654 to file a Lost Report or Found Report.
For LOST animals, be sure to check out the LOST/FOUND animals on our site daily.
Keep checking (by phone and online). It may take a few days before your animal is turned in … and in the case of cats, it may take a few weeks! Lost reports are kept for one month so check in periodically to have them refreshed.
If you FOUND an animal, take him/her to a veterinarian office or the Shelter to have the pet checked for a microchip
Use Social Media to spread the word – post on your Facebook page and ask your friends to “Share”.
Put an ad in the local newspaper, and check the ads others put in the LOST/FOUND section. Most newspapers do not charge for placing a lost/found ad. Many people do NOT report a found pet to the Shelter!
Put Flyers up, especially in front of your house. Many people drive around looking for their lost animal, or looking for the owner of an animal they found. A large yard sign will help them locate you.
Check and Post on Craig’s List - look in both LOST & FOUND and PETS sections. And post an ad in both of those sections.
AVOID THE HEARTACHE
- Keep visible ID on your animal at all times!
- License your dog with the County … it’s the law, and a licensed dog is more likely to be returned to its owners.
- Get your pet “chipped” with an electronic chip that contains your contact information. The Shelter and many veterinarians have equipment that can read the chip information, so that they can contact you and return your pet to you safely.
- Make sure you contact the chip manufacturer if you move or your phone number/email change.