Lost or Found

Reuniting missing pets with their families is one of the most rewarding things we do here at the Humane Society. Please see the following tips and resources if you have lost or found and pet; and remember to be persistent and proactive.

Please call 406-549-3934 to leave a lost/found report with the Humane Society.

Lost a Pet?

Tips on finding your pet:

First Things First: Contact your local animal shelter and animal control agency. Visit and file a descriptive lost report with your and your neighboring towns’ shelters. Here is a link to Montana’s animal facilities.  In Missoula contact the Humane Society (406-549-4796), Missoula City-County Animal Control (406-541-7387) and AniMeals (406-721-4710).

Post Flyers: Post lost animal flyers on Facebook and Craigslist and at grocery stores, veterinary clinics, traffic intersections and animal shelters. Be sure to include your pet’s name, gender, descriptive characteristics and photo if possible, the date your pet went missing and your contact information.

Check Classifieds: Check your paper’s Lost and Found classified ads daily.

Contact Local Paper: Contact your local paper’s classified department (the Missoulian, 406-721-6200) to leave a lost advertisement. Local radio stations can also be a good resource. 

Canvas: Canvas your neighborhood. Let your neighbors, delivery people and mail carriers know your pet is missing and distribute your pet’s picture and your contact information widely. 

Keep Searching: Don’t give up your search. Animals who have been lost for months have been reunited with their owners. Visit or call your community’s animal shelters frequently, replace worn flyers and re-enter lost animal ads.

Found a Pet?

First Steps

If you have found a lost pet, please contact your area animal control agency and animal shelters. Here is a link to Montana’s animal facilities.

If you are unable to hold on to the lost pet and need to take it to an animal facility, contact your area shelter(s) for more information. The shelter may already have a lost report for the animal you have found! If you have found a pet after hours, contact Pruyn Veterinary Hospital (in Missoula) or the local police department.

If the animal appears friendly and you decide to safely house the animal: 

File A Report: File a descriptive found report with your and your neighboring town’s shelters. In Missoula contact the Humane Society (406-549-4796), Missoula City-County Animal Control (406-541-7387) and AniMeals (406-721-4710).

Post Flyers: Post found animal flyers on Facebook and Craigslist and at grocery stores, veterinary clinics, traffic intersections and animal shelters. Be sure to include the animal’s gender, descriptive characteristics and photo if possible.

Check Classifieds: Check your paper’s Lost and Found classified ads daily, as well as Facebook and Craigslist.

Contact Local Paper: Contact your local paper’s classified department (the Missoulian, 406-721-6200) to leave a found advertisement. Local radio stations can also be a good resource.