Losing a lost pet can be stressful. Our Lost and Found page on Facebook . is a valuable resource for finding your pet as we post all strays as the come in. We reunite pets with their owners very often through this page. Really, more than any other method. So give the Facebook page a shot!
Unidentified pets brought to the Humane Society of Fremont County are held for five (5) business days (excluding Sundays and holidays when the shelter is closed). After the five day period has expired, by ordinance, ownership of a pet reverts to the shelter.
Also after five days, and depending on the health and behavioral status of the animal, the pet will made available for adoption, sent to a foster home, or transferred to rescue group.
Animals impounded by a law enforcement agency (i.e. Fremont County Sheriff's Office, Canon City Police Department, and other area's the shelter contracts with), may be reclaimed by the owner at the shelter within five days (not including Sundays and holidays when the shelter is closed).
Proof of PET ownership is required
In order to ensure the safety and well-being of animals in our care, we require proof of ownership to be presented before releasing an animal to its owner. We accept a range of documentation as proof of ownership, such as veterinary records, photographs, registration information, or adoption paperwork.
We understand the importance of ensuring that animals are reunited with their rightful owners, and requiring proof of ownership is a critical part of this process. Without confirmation of ownership, we cannot release an animal to an individual, as this could result in animals being placed in the wrong hands or lost pets being unable to be returned to their loving homes.
Lost Pet Reclaim Fees
The owner is responsible for any and all cost incurred during your pets time away from you. Typical fees are listed below. For the protection of the animals living on-site, as well as for all impounded animal(s) protection, all incoming animals will receive, depending on the species and the age of the animal, multiple disease prevention vaccinations at the time of intake.
What to Do When Your Pet is Missing
Losing a pet can be a devastating experience. Here are some important steps to take when you discover your pet is missing.
What to Do When You Find a Pet
Finding a lost pet can be a stressful and emotional experience for both the pet and the person who finds them. Here are some steps to follow when you find a lost pet:
If you witness animal abuse or neglect, call the Canon City Police Department at (719) 276-5600 or the Fremont County Sheriff's Office at (719) 276-5555. Our shelter has no police powers or police authority.
Remember, finding a lost pet can be a rewarding experience, as you are helping to reunite them with their owner. By following these steps and providing temporary care, you can help ensure that the pet is safe and well-cared for until they can be returned to their owner.
Questions About Our Reclaim Policy
Call the Humane Society of Fremont County at (719) 275-0663 during normal office hours or fill out our online contact form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Due to having a small staff, please know that a response will much quicker by phone since the main email account is not constantly monitored throughout the day.