Found Pets

  1. I've Found a Pet. What Next?
  2. Surrendered Pets

  • Does the pet have a Pasco County License?  Use our License Search look-up tool.
  • Visit PCAS or a local veterinarian to have them scanned for a microchip
  • Contact the microchip company and report the pet as found
  • Post flyers in your neighborhood and at local parks
  • Surrender the pet to the shelter so we can attempt to find their owner (cats will need to meet specific criteria)
  • File a Decline to Release with PCAS and keep the pet at your residence while looking for their owner (must hold pet for 90 days)
  • Post a found add on social media sites
  • Post a found add on Lost & Found pet websites such as Finding Rover.

Finding Rover

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Finding Rover is a free website and smartphone application that allows for a profile to be made for found pets that anyone can use.  This application uses facial recognition software to help pets find their way back home.
Finding Rover

Lost/Found Cats:


The shelter does not typically accept stray and feral cats as there is no leash law for cats in Pasco County.  Cats that are accepted must meet one or more of the below listed criteria:
  • Cats found outside that are declawed (front, back or both)
  • Sick/Injured
  • Too young/Too old to fend for the themselves
  • Cats that have bitten or scratched a person.
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