Lost or Found Animals

Report a lost or found animal

This page is for public posting of lost or found pets. These pets are not currently in the care of Watauga Humane Society. 

If you have lost or found a pet, please call the shelter at 828-264-7865 for more information. You may also call Watauga County Animal Care and Control at 828-262-1672. Please note that Watauga Humane Society will not pick up stray animals. If you are unable to bring a stray animal to Watauga Humane Society, you may call Animal Control and an officer can pick the animal up, time permitting.  If you have found a sick or aggressive animal at large ,after business hours, please call Watauga County Sherriff's Department at 828-264-3761, and an officer can be paged. If you have lost a pet, you can view all animals within our care on our website under "Animals in our Care"section, to see if someone has turned your pet in a stray animal. All animals that are brought in as strays, will be held on a mandatory 72 hour stray hold as to allow the owner time to reclaim and will be unavailable for adoption.