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Lost or Found a Pet?

What to do if your pet is lost

  • Search petharbor.com for your pet or create a lost pet profile
  • List your pet on PawBoost
  • Search your own neighborhood, thoroughly. Post on Nextdoor app.
  • Stop by or call the Cumberland County Animal Services to see if your pet has been impounded. Call all other humane societies, animal care and Services agencies and protection organizations.
  • Place an online classified ad in the Lost & Found in the paper -- it's FREE! Once on the page, click on the Announcements button, then select Lost and Found.  Remember, when placing the ad to leave out one identifying aspect of your pet, so that you will know for sure when someone calls if it is legitimate.
  • Place posters in your neighborhood, local shopping center, churches, veterinary offices, grocery stores, community centers, etc.
  • DO NOT despair, or lose hope...go to your local animal shelter daily. Many times an animal that has been found will not be taken to a shelter right away...so keep checking at your local shelters. Do Not just call, you should go to the shelter and look for yourself. Only you know your pet!
  • Question neighbors, children, postal and newspaper carriers, garbage collectors and anyone else you can think of...ask them to keep a look out for your pet.
  • Check social media sites, such as Facebook.
  • DO NOT let weeks go by before looking for your pet. It is not Animal Services' responsibility -- it is your responsibility to look for your pet.
  • Finding your pet in a timely manner requires a lot of effort on your part, but all of your effort will be rewarded when your pet is returned to you quickly and unharmed!
  • DO NOT wait...make sure you get an ID tag or microchip for your pet! This will save you the uncertainty and anguish if your pet should become lost.

What to do if you find an animal?

  • Search for and post the found pet petharbor.com.
  • List found pet on PawBoost.
  • Post on Nextdoor app.
  • Call the Cumberland County Animal Services at 910-321-6852 to find out if the animal has been reported as missing. You will be given the name and telephone number of the possible owner.
  • If the animal has a rabies tag, call the veterinarian on the tag. They will be able to identify the animal through their records.
  • Place an online classified ad in the Lost & Found in the paper -- it's FREE! Once on the page, click on the Announcements button, then select Lost and Found. Remember, when placing the ad leave out one identifying aspect of the animal, so that you can help determine legitimate calls.    
  • Place posters in your neighborhood, local shopping center, churches, veterinarian offices, grocery stores, community centers, etc.
  • Check with neighbors to see if they have lost or know of anyone who has lost a pet. Do not describe all aspects of the animal, just give the basics. When a possible owner calls have them give you more identifying aspects of the animal (his name, any markings that are unique, etc.), that way you will be sure that the animal actually belongs to them.
  • Post the animal on the Friends of Cumberland County Animal Services page.

Reclaim a Pet

A valid form of identification must be presented to reclaim a pet. If available, proof of spay\neuter, rabies vaccination and pet license information is needed for reclaim. All animals found running at large must be spayed/neutered before being reclaimed from Animal Services.

Fees are associated with the reclaim of pets, however, fees are not discussed over the phone. Pet owners should come in and discuss fees in person as fees vary based upon documentation provided.

Owner-claimed animals must have a rabies vaccination, pet license and be spayed/neutered before they are returned to their owner. Owners are also required to pay a per day boarding fee.

Per Day Boarding Fee: 

$30 for first day of impoundment and $10 per day thereafter

Rabies Vaccine - $10

Privilege License (Altered Animal) - $7

Privilege License (Non-Altered Animal) - $25

 

  • Contact Us

    Phone: 910-321-6852
    Address:

    4704 Corporation Drive
    Fayetteville, NC 28306

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    Fax: 910-223-3357
    Email:
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    Director: Elaine Smith, RVT

    Contact Us

    Phone: 910-321-6852
    Fax: 910-223-3357
    Email:
    email_envelope
    Director: Elaine Smith, RVT
    Address:

    4704 Corporation Drive
    Fayetteville, NC 28306

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