Reporting a Lost Pet

It is your responsibility as a pet owner to do everything you can to find your pet. This includes going to the Local Humane Society DAILY. Submitting a lost report will help but if their description of a pet is different than what you described - the pet may not match up and your pet could be waiting for you.
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Due to the high number of stray dogs and cats brought in and subjectivity of descriptions, we are unable to guarantee by phone whether your pet is at the shelter. For the best chance of identifying he/she, visit these shelters in person with an updated photo. Go back frequently, not just one time.

Reclaiming a Pet

If the Flagler Humane Society has your pet, there may be reclaim fees involved.

Reclaim fees charged to reclaim a lost or stray animal, and only help us to underwrite the costs incurred in staff time and supplies we use when an animal is brought to the Flagler Humane Society. This includes vaccinations and flea control on intake, staff time to process your pet, and care the animal receives, which is often times the case.
Rates are as follows:
  • First reclaim rate is $55.00 (includes an engraved id tag)
  • Rabies vaccination + Palm Coast License fees may be applied
  • Second reclaim rate is $100.00
  • Third reclaim rate is $150.00
  • Each additional reclaim after the third is an added $50.00
  • Boarding fees apply of $15.00 per day after the first day of intake

  • If you have lost your pet and it is brought into shelter - there are certain things that you will have to do and bring with you at the time of reunion.

    The process is as follows:
  • You will need to bring proof of ownership. This can be done by providing medical documents or photographs of you and the pet.
  • You will need to bring a photo id and be at least 18 years old.
  • You will need to bring a leash (if your pet is a dog) or a carrier (if your pet is a cat).
  • If your pet is not spayed or neutered, FHS can waive the return fees if you purchase a low cost spay/neuter certificate instead.  Spaying and neutering often keeps pets closer to home and might solve problems of pets running away.
  • You will get an engraved tag to place on your pet's collar (included in return to owner fee).

  • Tips for Locating your Lost Pet

  • Create a flyer with your pet's photo, a brief description and your phone number. Distribute the flyers and post them on telephone poles in the area where you lost your pet. If you can afford it, you might consider offering a reward.
  • Put a "lost pet" ad in the local newspapers. The ad should be titled "Lost Cat" or "Lost Dog" and should include your phone number, the date that the animal was lost, where she was last seen, and a clear, brief description containing the animal's name, breed, color, sex, age, and whether she was wearing a collar. (Note: If you're offering a reward, you might want to leave out one detail, such as gender, in order to avoid scam artists.)
  • Call the local animal control officer in all the surrounding areas.

  • Palm Coast (386) 986-2520
    Flagler County (386) 246-8612

    **Send each a photo and visit their facility daily**

  • Call area veterinary clinics and send them a missing flyer with a photo of your pet. Ask each of them if any animal fitting your pet's description has been brought in.
  • Go to all the shelters in the area - don't just call. Give them a color photo of your pet with your phone number on it. Ask to see all the animals in the shelter and visit every cage. Go back and check all the shelters every day. Shelter employees are often very busy, so you can't depend on someone remembering that an animal like yours was brought in.
  • If you suspect that your pet may have been stolen, report your pet missing to the police. They may know if an animal fitting your pet's description has been hit by a car (or they may be able to direct you to the department that handles this).
  • Read the "pet found" section in the local newspapers daily. Many papers run "found" ads for free. Follow up on any ad that describes an animal similar to yours, since you can't count on the finder to describe your pet exactly as you would.
  • Look around your neighborhood carefully (or wherever your pet was lost). Cats can wander into a neighbor's basement or garage, fall asleep and accidentally get shut in.
  • Late at night or very early in the morning, when the area is quiet, go to the place where your pet was lost. Bring his favorite food and a flashlight. Call his name and wait to see if he shows up. Try this repeatedly.
  • If your pet is an indoor cat who does not usually get out, place her litter box outside, where she may smell her own scent and recognize her home. (Do not clean it out first!)
  • If your pet is registered with a lost-pet network organization, call them right away.
  • Don't give up! Persistence is often the key to finding a lost pet. Some animals have been found after months of being missing.

  • Below is a listing of stray pets currently at
    the Flagler Humane Society Shelter

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