Your pet is lost or missing? Now what?
*DO NOT WAIT A FEW DAYS TO SEE IF YOUR PET WILL COME HOME ON ITS OWN. Your pet could be injured or, if picked up by a good Samaritan, waiting for you at the shelter or a veterinary hospital.
- Consider posting your lost pet on The Center for Lost Pets *Note that you must create a log-in to use this site.
*All lost-and-found pets from Latah County in Idaho should be reported to the Humane Society of the Palouse located in Moscow, Idaho. Call 208-883-1166.
If your pet is being held at WCHS
Give shelter staff a call with a description to confirm the pet is yours.
If you live in the city of Pullman (and WCHS has your DOG), you must go to the Police Station to show proof of compliance with city rabies and licensing requirements. Once proof is shown, you will obtain an “Authorization to Release Impounded Animal” form. Shelter staff can not release the dog without this release form.
For impounded cats and exotics, a “Release of Impound” form is not necessary. Shelter staff does need to see proof of Rabies vaccination for cats (if over 4 months).
For all dogs and cats impounded at WCHS there is a $25 fee, in addition to an $8 boarding fee for each additional day we care for your animal in the shelter. Owners outside of the city of Pullman must show proof of a current, valid pet license from municipalities where it is required.
Stray pets are made available for adoption after 3 days if the pet has no identification (microchip or tags) and 6 days if the pet has some form of identification. If you have not contacted WCHS in that period, the animal becomes property of WCHS and will be evaluated for adoptability.
Purposeful compliance with animal control regulation is the best way to avoid this sometimes inconvenient process of reclaiming your pet.