Lost and Found Information

Lost and Found

If you have lost a pet, try some of the steps below to help your search effort.

Local Contacts and Links

All of the following postings opportunities are available at no cost and will help you find lost pets and/or their owners:

Facebook Pages

Be sure to provide complete description of the animal that was lost or found. Attach photo for missing pets but not found pets; see below for more info about found pet’s postings. Example post: “Lost (Nelsonville, OH): Black female lab with pink collar missing since 6PM on 10/3/20, on Main Street. Please contact 555.555.555 with any information.”

Found Pets

If you have found a dog with an Athens County tag, you can look up the tag number at the auditor’s site to find the owner.

  1. Check to see if the pet you found has a microchip at a local vet or at the Athens County Dog Shelter.

  2. Do not offer information about the following either in postings or to callers:

    —Collar or lack of collar
    —Color of collar
    —If the pet has been neutered or not
    —Any distinguishing markings

  3. Make sure to have callers give the above identifying information about the pet before allowing them to see/claim the pet.

  4. If, over time, you think the pet you have found has been abandoned
    —This site offers good resources/information for trying to find the pet new home: Pet Rescue Library
    —Contact the Athens County Humane Society at info@athenshumane.org to assist you if you are able to serve as a temporary “foster” for cats until a home is found. Note: Cats must have been advertised as found for a minimum of three days before ACHS can assist.