Lost Pets

What to Do if You Lose Your Pet

If, despite proper precautions, you and your pet somehow manage to part ways, a call to the Shelter may help you to become quickly reunited. Please be prepared to: describe your pet - breed, coloration, sex, and collar and tags (if any). Also, tell us where and when you had it last; and leave your name and phone number for future contact. The Shelter can be called at 307-733-2139.

If your pet is picked up by either law enforcement or a concerned citizen, it will more than likely be brought to the Shelter for safekeeping. The Shelter also keeps track of lost and found pets that are not brought in. You can phone in information about your pet and how you can be reached, and if someone calls saying that they found that animal the Shelter will assist in bringing the two of you together.

As per county ordinance (5-5-2), owners are given seven (7) days to claim an animal that has been brought to the shelter. If an owner does not come to retrieve their pet during this holding period, the animal will become property of the shelter.


If your animal is brought to the shelter, there are fees associated with any impoundment. Releasing an impounded animal will cost $33 for the first offense, $46 for the second, $65 for the third, and $130 for any subsequent offense within a calendar year. In addition, a boarding fee of $19 a night will be added after the first night, and all animals must have a current county license ($11 spayed/neutered, $27 intact). Cash, check, or credit card are all accepted.