Lost and Found Pets

Whether you are looking for your missing dog, or you found someone’s cat, lost pets need immediate attention. Here are some tips from the Pet Resource Center (PRC) to help reunite lost pets with owners.

I lost a pet. What can I do?

  1. Look through the stray pets online kennel that were brought into Pet Resource Center or Humane Society of Tampa Bay over the past few days
  2. Search PRC's online kennel for dogs and cats if it’s been more than three days
  3. Visit PRC at 440 N. Falkenburg Road during regular business hours to view all pets in person currently at the shelter
  4. Visit the Lost and Found Pets of Hillsborough County Facebook page and check for postings from people who have found a pet
    • If you don’t see a listing, post a lost pet notice with:
      • a clear photo of the pet
      • the date the pet was lost
      • nearest major crossroads
      • contact number
      • if you want to remain private, you can message the page administrators with the information and picture

I found a pet. What can I do?

  1. If the pet has a tag, use our Pet Tag Lookup tool to help identify the owner
  2. Take the pet to the nearest veterinary office to scan for a microchip. If there is a microchip, use our Pet Tag Lookup tool to help identify the owner
  3. Bring the pet to PRC at 440 N. Falkenburg Road to have it scanned for a microchip
  4. Turn the pet into the PRC during regular business hours (Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.). Please be advised: peak times are first thing in the morning and around noon. Longer wait times can be expected at these times. The in-take process can take more than an hour to complete. Please plan accordingly.
  5. Visit the Lost and Found Pets of Hillsborough County Facebook page and check for postings from people who are missing a pet
    • If you don’t see a listing, post a found pet notice with:
      • a clear photo of the pet
      • the date you found it
      • nearest major crossroads
      • contact number
      • if you want to remain private, you can message the page administrators with the information and picture

If you still have questions or believe one of the pets at PRC is your lost pet, please contact Pet Resources at (813) 744-5660