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Lost a Pet

What to do if your pet is lost

  • Search for your pet or create a lost pet profile
  • List your pet on PawBoost
  • Search your own neighborhood, thoroughly. Post on Nextdoor app.
  • Stop by or call the Cumberland County Animal Shelter to see if your pet has been impounded. Call all other humane societies, animal care and Services agencies and protection organizations.
  • Place a classified ad in the Lost & Found in the paper -- it's FREE (call 678-9000 or 1-800-345-9895)! Remember, when placing the ad to leave out one identifying aspect of your pet, so that you will know for sure when someone calls if it is legitimate.
  • Place posters in your neighborhood, local shopping center, churches, veterinary offices, grocery stores, community centers, etc.
  • DO NOT despair, or lose hope...go to your local animal shelter daily. Many times an animal that has been found will not be taken to a shelter right keep checking at your local shelters. Do Not just call, you should go to the shelter and look for yourself. Only you know your pet!
  • Question neighbors, children, postal and newspaper carriers, garbage collectors and anyone else you can think of...ask them to keep a look out for your pet.
  • Check social media sites, such as Facebook.
  • DO NOT let weeks go by before looking for your pet. It is not Animal Services's responsibility -- it is your responsibility to look for your pet.
  • Finding your pet in a timely manner requires a lot of effort on your part, but all of your effort will be rewarded when your pet is returned to you quickly and unharmed!
  • DO NOT wait...make sure you get an ID tag or microchip for your pet! This will save you the uncertainty and anguish if your pet should become lost.

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