Lost & Found
Locate a missing pet
What to do
Members of our community can report their pet lost and/or found to the Humane Society of Cambria County. An owner should always be prepared in case their pet goes missing. All information about your pet will be documented. This includes their last known location, physical traits, and any other distinguishing characteristics. Also, please include if the animal is spayed/neutered, if they are microchipped, and if they are a licensed dog. ID tags, collars, and microchips help us to identify an animal and get your pet home!
How to Post an Ad
The following information should be included in any lost or found pet posting:
- Gender (Altered or intact)
- Pet’s name
- Date and location last seen
- Coloring, markings, or identifying features
- Whether lost with a collar, harness, or microchip
- Pet’s age
- Pet’s demeanor
- A clear, recent photo of the pet
- Include any other information that may be useful
When a lost/found animal enters HSCC
- Checks for any visible tags or licenses & scans for a microchip,
- Checks our current list of lost & found descriptions,
- Makes a special post on Facebook with a brief description and photograph, and
- Places the animal on a 72-hour stray hold
Reclaiming Lost Pets
Proof of Ownership
All owners will be required to provide proof of ownership to reclaim their animal.
- Proof of purchase or adoption
- Veterinarian records
- Microchip registration in accordance with our reader, or
- License registration
HSCC reserves the right to request multiple forms of ownership if evidence is weak or misleading on the provided paperwork. Photos are NOT accepted as sole proof of ownership, but do help instances where multiple forms of ownership is requested.
Animals in HSCC’s care MAY require some or all the following to reclaim:
$25 flat fee
A $10 per day boarding fee is charged when the animal enters the property. Boarding charges are charged at 12:01AM daily excluding Saturday at 12:01AM and Sunday at 12:01AM.
$50 per animal is charged to cover incoming vetting that is provided to keep all animals at the shelter healthy. This fee helps cover the costs of core vaccines and testing.
A $15 fee will apply to all animals not already microchipped, to cover chipping.
Cost of any emergency veterinary care provided while at HSCC will need to be paid prior to the animal being reclaimed.
All animals that enter HSCC will receive food, housing, daily care and socialization.
For spayed/neutered animals:
1st impoundment: Free pass if proof of spay/neuter & current rabies vaccine is provided
2nd impoundment in any rolling 12-month period: $25
3rd impoundment in any rolling 12-month period: $50
After the 3rd impoundment fees will continue to increase in $25 increments from the previous charge and additional steps will be taken to ensure the health & safety of the animal, which may include a criminal and/or civil investigation.
For intact animals:
1st impoundment: $50
2nd impoundment in any rolling 12-month period: $100
For each impoundment after the 2nd in any rolling 12-month period, fees will increase in $50 increments from the previous charge and additional steps will be taken to ensure the health & safety of the animal, which may include a criminal and/or civil investigation.
These charges apply to any animal held at HSCC, whether brought in by Animal Control or found by an individual.
The owner of the animal is the only person who shall claim any impounded animal, unless prior arrangements have been made. A driver’s license or other ID will be required and a form must be completed. Proof of ownership in the form of microchip, veterinarian records or current dog license must be provided upon request. We will not identify animals over the phone.
If no proof of ownership can be obtained and the stray hold time has expired, ownership will be transferred to HSCC and the animal must be adopted through the normal adoption process, which includes turning in an application, having the application approved and paying the adoption fee.