Places to Call if you've lost or found a pet and what to do!
Important phone numbers:
Marion County Dog Control 503-588-5366
Polk County Sheriff’s Office 503-623-9251
Monmouth Dog Control 503-838-0722
Stayton Police Department 503-769-3421
Woodburn Dog Control 503-982-5243
**If You've LOST a Pet!
Rules from the Willamette Humane Society
(Dogs are concidered property, which is why they suggest taking the dog straight to the Marion County Dog Control, however, I personally believe at least a 1-2 day waiting period before taking them in there just in case you find the owner before then)
Lost Your Dog in Marion County?
If you lost your dog IN MARION COUNTY, go to Marion County Dog Shelter, located at 3550 Aumsville Hwy in Salem. Check their website for hours and information or call them at (503) 566-6966. Willamette Humane Society does not hold lost dogs for Marion County.
Lost Your Dog in Polk County?
If you lost a dog IN POLK COUNTY, Willamette Humane Society is your resource. Polk County Dog Control brings strays dogs to WHS for holding. When stray dogs are brought to our facility, they are sheltered for three to five days while we try to locate their owner. If the animal is not claimed, he/she will be evaluated for adoption.
**If you've LOST a Cat!
Lost Your Cat in Marion or Polk County?
If you lost a cat in Marion or Polk County, Willamette Humane Society is your resource. Sadly, only 2-3 percent of stray cats are reclaimed by their owners. This prompted us to take a position that puts lost and unclaimed cats on a fast track to a new home. We give pet owners 24 hours to claim a lost cat before making the cat available to potential adopters. Our stray cats are housed in the adoption room and available for view and visiting from the first day of their arrival. We encourage you to come to the shelter immediately on our open days to check for your lost cat. (We open at 12 pm, Thursday through Monday. The shelter is closed Tuesday & Wednesday). If you locate your cat at WHS, you will be assessed boarding fees upon his/her return.
If you have questions about Lost & Found, call the customer service department at (503) 585-5900, ext. 300, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Shelter hours are: Monday, Thursday & Friday, noon to 7 pm and Saturday & Sunday, noon to 6 pm. Our shelter is closed to the public on Tuesday & Wednesday.
If you've FOUND a pet!
If you find a stray dog in Marion County, you must bring it to the Marion County Dog Shelter, located at 3550 Aumsville Hwy SE or submit a report on their website. Their phonenumber is (503) 588-5233.
If you find a stray dog in Polk County, you may bring it to Willamette Humane Society. Please call us at (503) 585-5900, ext. 300, to arrange a time to bring the dog in, or come to the shelter during our walk-in time at 3 pm (Thursday through Monday. The shelter is closed Tuesday & Wednesday; we cannot accept animals on closed days).
We will scan the dog for a microchip and hold it for 3-5 days to give owners the opportunity to claim their pet. We will ask you to fill out a brief personality profile to provide us with any details you observed while the dog was in your care. If the dog is not claimed by its owners, it will be evaluated for adoption. Since we depend on donations to serve our community, we ask for a suggested donation of $10 to bring in a stray dog.
If you find a stray cat in either Marion or Polk County, you may bring it to Willamette Humane Society. Please call us at (503) 585-5900 x300 to arrange a time to bring the cat in, or come to the shelter during our walk-in time at 3 pm (Thursday through Monday. The shelter is closed Tuesday & Wednesday; we cannot accept animals on closed days).
Farm and Wildlife
WHS cannot accept livestock or farm animals. If you find a stray farm animal, please contact: Department of Agriculture (503) 986-4681Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary (503) 394-4486
If you find injured or orphaned wildlife, please contact:Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center: (503) 540-8664American Wildlife Foundation: (503) 227-4036Dept. of Fish & Wildlife: (971) 673-6000