Lost and found
if you lost your pet/ found a pet
1. Contact us
Call our shelter at 402-533-2743 with the following information:
Your name and contact information
Type of Animal
NOTICE: We are not licensed to pick up animals. Please contact Sheriff Dispatch 402-426-6866
2. social media
Post a photo of your lost/found pet with the information on the Lost Pets of Washington County Facebook page.
3. reach out
Consider contacting other area shelters in case your pet hitched a ride to a neighboring town!
Nebraska Humane Society
Dodge County Humane Society
Council Bluffs Animal Shelter
Have you seen cats with ears like this?
These cats have been "ear-tipped" or "notched". This a surgical alternation showing that a free-living cats has been spayed/neutered. It's part "TNR", which mean "Trap", "Neuter", "Return".
These cats should never be re-trapped or brought to a shelter, unless sick. Instead, they should be left in their neighborhood to provide cat population control. Studies have shown by just being there, they prevent other cats from moving into the area. And, because they have been fixed, they will never have litters of kittens.
Even if you don't like cats, TNR ear-tipped cats have an important job to do in keeping our neighborhood a nice place to live