Have You Lost or Found A Pet?

Many animals have been re-homed by good Samaritans wanting to help. There are several ways good Samaritans can help re-home animals. The most popular and successful way is to simply go to IndyLostPetAlert.com. You can list the details of your missing pet, look online to see if your pet has already been found, or you can list an animal that you have found. We encourage you to try this approach first before surrendering a stray to the Shelter. Other things you can do if you have lost or found a pet:

  • Make flyers to post around the area the animal was lost or found. If permitted, post your flyers at business such as restaurants, grocery stores, laundromats, etc.
  • Check with vets, groomers, kennels, shelters, animal control agencies, and the local Police Department in the area and leave a copy of the flyer and your contact info at all locations
  • Take the animal to the vet or shelter and have it scanned for a microchip, which will have their owner’s information. Most veterinarians and shelters offer free microchip scanning.

Other useful resources for Lost/Found Pets:

Please call the shelter to ask if you pet has been found; however, it is always best to come into the shelter and look for yourself. Owners of found animals will pay $30  cash for the first two days and then will go up $10 per day and will need to show proof of current rabies vaccine or pre-pay for the vaccine and bring in the receipt when they come to Hendricks County Animal Shelter to reclaim their pet. The fee will double every time an animal comes in within that calendar year for the owner. If you are interested in getting your animal micro-chipped we can do that for $18 cash and a money order for $9.95, but we do not require this. Listed below are photos and descriptions of the animals currently in our care. If you do not see your pet listed here, please call the Shelter as we may not have updated our website yet.