Lost & Found
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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.
Have current ID/tags or write your phone number on your pet’s collar.
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.
My pet is lost. What should I do?
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 the Humane Society of Southwest Washington. HSSW is currently accepting stray dogs found in Camas and Washougal from Clark County. In addition to filling out a Lost Pet report, you should visit as often as possible to view the animals. With mixed breeds, identification can sometimes be tricky for shelters.
Create flyers with your pet’s picture, description and your contact information. Post around your neighborhood (or put in your neighbor’s mailboxes), at local veterinary offices and stores.
Post an ad on Craigslist and in your local newspaper.
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!
West Columbia Gorge Humane Society Lost and Found Pets 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.
I found a pet. What should I do?
If you found a stray dog within the Clark County limits of Camas or Washougal, you may bring the dog to HSSW located at 1100 NE 192nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684, during open hours, or you may contact Animal Control directly and arrange for them to pick up the dog.
If you have found a dog within the Clark County limits of Camas or Washougal and would like to hold on to the dog while looking for the owner, please contact WCGHS and HSSW to submit a Found Dog report.
If you choose to bring the dog to HSSW, please call them at (360) 213-2621 to let them know you are coming. They can only accept dogs during open shelter hours. After hours, you must contact Animal Control.
Camas Washougal Animal Control for dogs found within the city limits of Camas or Washougal
- Before 5pm, Monday-Friday call (360) 835-8701 (press 1)
- After 5pm, and on weekends call (360) 693-3111
Clark County Animal Control for dogs found outside of the city limits of Camas or Washougal but within Clark County
- Call (360) 397-2488
Whatever you do, DO NOT abandon the animal. It is prohibited by law and violators will be prosecuted!
We do not accept ear tipped cats
Click HERE to learn more about ear tipped cats.
Did you find a stray cat within the city limits of Camas or Washougal? Depending on space, we may be able to help you. If you would like to hold on to the cat while looking for the owner, please contact us to submit a Found Cat report. If the cat was found within Clark County, but outside of Camas or Washougal city limits, please contact the Humane Society of Southwest Washington at (360) 397-2488.
If you would like to bring the cat to the WCGHS shelter, please call us at (360) 835-3464 to see if we have space available. We can only accept cats during open shelter hours.
If you hold on to the pet, whether it is a cat or a dog, while looking for the owner, be sure to also post it on the different local Facebook groups listed above. Putting an ad on Craigslist, and posting flyers in your neighborhood will also increase the chances of reuniting the pet with its owner.
Found a Kitten? Here’s what to do…
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.
- Is it in a safe space?
- Is it clean?
- Are the kittens quiet?
- Do they appear healthy?
If any of these answers are NO, you may need to intervene to help them. If the answers are YES, please watch for mom for 12-24 hours. Cat moms are much better than humans at caring for neonatal kittens, and their chances of survival with mom are much greater. Ideally, the mother cat should be trapped and brought to the shelter WITH her babies. EVEN IF YOU SUSPECT THAT SHE IS FERAL/WILD please call the WCGHS Cat Shelter for next steps!
Remember: Please contact WCGHS Cat Shelter Staff prior to bringing any cats or kittens to the shelter.
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 cats received as lost/stray will incur impound and boarding fees.
These fees are both for Camas and Washougal:
$20.00 per day boarding fee
$25.00 Impound Fee
You may also contact our partners:
Lost & Found | Humane Society of Southwest Washington