Lost & Found Pets

    Sarasota County Animal Services (SCAS) is the county-designated shelter where stray/lost animals are held so their owners can find them. However, space permitting HSSC is able to hold strays for their mandatory stray hold period. 
    HSSC keeps a running list of lost and found animals that have been reported to us. You are welcome to add your lost/found animal’s information by calling 941.955.4131 x127.
    If you have found a stray dog or cat, or you have lost your dog or cat, please contact Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services at 941.861.9500 or Manatee County Animal Services at 941.742.5933.
    If you believe HSSC has your lost pet, please follow the steps below.

    To Reclaim Your Pet

    If you see your pet in the listing below you will need to bring the following items in order to reclaim your pet:

    • Photo ID
    • Proof of ownership* (photos, adoption papers, veterinary records, etc.)
    • Proof of current rabies vaccination

    *If the pet has a microchip registered with the current owner's name, only a photo ID to prove identity is required.

    Search for Your Pet

    Stray animals currently on hold at HSSC are viewable below. These animals are not available for adoption.

    We also encourage you to check out the Facebook group Lost and Found Pets 941 (Manatee & Sarasota) for a listing of lost and found pets throughout our community. 

    If you recognize your pet, please contact us immediately at 941.955.4131 x127 or [email protected].