Lost & Found

Is your pet shown below? Please contact us!

Did you find a Dog, Cat, or Kitten? Click Here

Redemption Fees

Fees are charged upon redemption according to the location where the animal was found. All fees are set by municipal code to help cover the cost of impounding stray animals. WCGHS is not able to waive or adjust fees. All animals received as lost/stray will incur impoundment and boarding fees.

Dogs

City of Camas:

  • $20.00 per day Boarding Fee
  • $40.00 1st Impound Fee
  • $55.00 for 2+ Impounds

City of Washougal:

  • $20.00 per day Boarding Fee
  • $25.00 1st Impound Fee
  • $75.00 2nd Impound
  • $150.00 3+ Impounds
Cats

These fees are both for Camas and Washougal:

  • $20.00 per day Boarding Fee
  • $25.00 Impound Fee

My pet isn’t here. What’s the next step?

Contact all local animal shelters in the Southwest WA/Portland metro area and submit a Lost Pet report.

It is not uncommon for lost pets to turn up in another town, state or even hundreds of miles away.

If you are a resident of Camas/Washougal and your pet went missing in your neighborhood, you will want to work closely with us (WCGHS) and the Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW).

 

Check Local Shelters

In addition to filling out a Lost Pet report, you should check as often as possible to view the animals. With mixed breeds, identification can sometimes be tricky for shelters.

Call WCGHS: (360) 835-3464

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Call HSSW: (360) 397-2488

Create Flyers

Create flyers with your pet’s picture, description and your contact information. Post around your neighborhood or at local veterinary offices and stores.

Check Local Listings

Post on Craigslist and in your local newspaper.

Check Social Media

Post on Facebook! Social media is a fast way to get the word out and shared throughout your community. Many animal shelters (including WCGHS) post photos of stray animals brought in by either Animal Control or citizens, when owner information is not available. There are many different Lost and Found Pet groups on Facebook that you can join and post on. Don’t forget to post in ours!

WCGHS Facebook Page

WCGHS Lost & Found Group

Here are some other local Facebook Lost and Found Pet groups:

Camas/Washougal Lost Pet Connection
Lost & Found Pets of Vancouver, WA
Lost and Found Pets in Vancouver, WA
SW Washington Lost & Found Dogs
Lost and Found Pets of Battle Ground, Yacolt and surrounding areas
Lost Pets of Clark County
Clark County Lost and Found Pet Page
Lost & Found Pets WA State
Lost and Found Portland Pets
Lost & Found Pets of Portland, OR
Lost and Found Pets Portland, Gresham & surrounding areas
Whatever you do, don’t give up! Keep looking for your beloved pet.

Even if you have taken every precaution, there is always a chance your pet could become lost.

Here are some things you can do to hopefully reunite you and your pet more quickly:

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Have current ID/tags or write your phone number on your pet’s collar.

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Microchip! Collars and tags can come off. Animal Shelters and Veterinary offices always check for a microchip. Be sure your information is current with the microchip company. Pet owners often forget to update their phone numbers and/or register new owner transfer information with the microchip company. This, unfortunately, impedes the progress of being reunited with your pet.

I found a pet. What should I do?

Stray Dogs - found within the city limits of Camas or Washougal

If you found a stray dog within the city limits of Camas or Washougal, you have two options:

  1. Contact our shelter, or the Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW) to make arrangements to bring the dog in. Both shelters can accept lost dogs.
  2. Contact Camas-Washougal Animal Control to pick up the dog. 

We can only accept dogs during open shelter hours. After hours, you must contact Camas-Washougal Animal Control.

If you choose to contact Animal Control, you may do so in the following ways:

  • Before 5pm, Monday-Friday: call (360) 835-8701 (press 1)
  • After 5pm, and on weekends: call (360) 693-3111

If you would like to hold on to the dog while looking for the owner, please contact WCGHS and HSSW to submit a Found Dog report. 

Please DO NOT abandon any animal at the shelter. It is prohibited by law and violators will be prosecuted!

Stray Dogs - found within Clark County, but outside of Camas or Washougal city limits

If you found a stray dog within Clark County, but outside of Camas or Washougal city limits, you have two options:

  1. Contact the Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW) to make arrangements to bring the dog in at (360) 213-2621.
  2. Contact Clark County Animal Control to pick up the dog at (360) 397-2488. 

HSSW can only accept dogs during open shelter hours. After hours, you must contact Clark County Animal Control.

If you would like to hold on to the dog while looking for the owner, please contact WCGHS and HSSW to submit a Found Dog report. 

Please DO NOT abandon any animal at the shelter. It is prohibited by law and violators will be prosecuted!

Stray Cats - found within the city limits of Camas or Washougal
We do not accept ear tipped cats

To learn more about ear tipped cats:

https://resources.bestfriends.org/article/ear-tipping-cats-what-it-and-why-its-done

Animal shelters often experience fluctuations in intakes throughout the year.  During times that we are at, or exceeding, capacity, we must limit our intakes to those animals with the greatest need. Therefore, healthy stray or lost cats may be put on a waitlist.

If you found a stray cat within the city limits of Camas or Washougal you have a few options:

  1. Contact our shelter, depending on space, we may be able to make arrangements to bring the cat in. Stray cats are accepted by appointment only.
  2. If you would like to hold on to the cat while looking for the owner, please contact WCGHS and HSSW to submit a Found Cat report. Please also post it on the different local listings and social media sites listed above. Posting flyers in your neighborhood will also increase the chances of reuniting the pet with its owner.
  3. Contact Camas-Washougal Animal Control if the cat is sick, or in immediate danger. You may contact Camas-Washougal Animal Control in the following ways:
    Before 5pm, Monday-Friday: call (360) 835-8701 (press 1)
    After 5pm, and on weekends: call (360) 693-3111
Stray Cats - found within Clark County, but outside of Camas or Washougal city limits

To learn more about the Humane Society for Southwest Washington’s lost and found services: 

https://southwesthumane.org/lost-found/

If you would like to hold on to the cat while looking for the owner, please contact WCGHS and HSSW to submit a Found Cat report.  Please also post it on the different local listings and social media sites listed above. Posting flyers in your neighborhood will also increase the chances of reuniting the pet with its owner.

Please DO NOT abandon any animal at the shelter. It is prohibited by law and violators will be prosecuted!

Found a Kitten? Don't Panic!

Often kittens are NOT actually abandoned.

Mother cats are working moms who need to hunt for food regularly to provide for their babies.

Stop. Look. Listen.

Carefully examine the nest.

  1. Is it in a safe space?
  2. Is it clean?
  3. Are the kittens quiet?
  4. Do they appear healthy?
  5. Has mom been seen in the last 12-24 hours

If the answers are YES, Cat moms are much better than humans at caring for neonatal kittens, and their chances of survival with mom are much greater. If mom is present, and even if mom is feral, please call WCGHS for next steps in T-N-R assistance.

If any of these answers are NO, you may need to intervene to help them. Kittens who are sick or injured may need immediate help. These kittens should be picked up immediately and provided with care.

If the kittens appear safe and healthy, please watch for mom for 12-24 hours. Kittens need to stay with their mom to have a chance at survival, and the mom cat has to be trapped and brought to the shelter so that she is not separated from her kittens. Kittens are to be brought into the shelter without mom, only if she has not returned to the nest for 12-24 hours. EVEN IF YOU SUSPECT THAT MOM IS FERAL, please call WCGHS for next steps in T-N-R assistance.

Remember: Please contact WCGHS prior to bringing any cats or kittens to the shelter.