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Found a pet

What to do if you find an animal?

  • Search for and post the found pet
  • List found pet on PawBoost.
  • Post on Nextdoor app.
  • Call the Cumberland County Animal Shelter at 910-321-6852 to find out if the animal has been reported as missing. You will be given the name and telephone number of the possible owner.
  • If the animal has a rabies tag, call the veterinarian on the tag. They will be able to identify the animal through their records.
  • Place a classified ad in the Lost & Found in the paper -- it's FREE (call 910-678-9000 or 1-800-345-9895). Remember, when placing the ad leave out one identifying aspect of the animal, so that you can help determine legitimate calls.    
  • Place posters in your neighborhood, local shopping center, churches, veterinarian offices, grocery stores, community centers, etc.
  • Check with neighbors to see if they have lost or know of anyone who has lost a pet. Do not describe all aspects of the animal, just give the basics. When a possible owner calls have them give you more identifying aspects of the animal (his name, any markings that are unique, etc.), that way you will be sure that the animal actually belongs to them.
  • Post the animal on the Friends of Cumberland County Animal Shelter page.

Contact Us

4704 Corporation Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28303

Phone:  910-321-6852
Fax: 910-223-3357

Director: Elaine Smith, RVT
Shelter Hours
Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat.             1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

To report animal bites or injured animals after normal hours, call the Sheriff's Office at