Lost & Found Pets
Contact an animal control agency in your area.
HES serves unincorporated Hamilton County, Soddy Daisy, Red Bank, Collegedale, Lakesite and Walden. If you live in one of these areas, you are welcome to come to HES and look for your pet during our open hours.
If you live in one of the following areas, contact the appropriate agency to make a lost report and search their kennels:
- City of Chattanooga: McKamey Animal Center at (423) 305-6500
- Town of Signal Mountain: Signal Mountain Police Department at (423) 886-2123
- Town of Lookout Mountain: Lookout Mountain Police Department at (423) 821-3151
- City of East Ridge: East Ridge Animal Services at (423) 664-0271
If you don't live in Hamilton County, please consult this list of agencies at SPCATN.org to find an organization near you.
Search your neighborhood.
Lost pets are often disoriented and stressed, and will look for somewhere to hide. Search your neighborhood, call the pets name, and crinkle/shake a familiar treat container. Ask your neighbors if they have seen your pet, and ask for their permission to search their property. Look under cars, porches and bushes. Some animals tend to hide during the day or high traffic times, so search later in the day. Don't give up! Keep looking!
Post flyers and file reports.
Post flyers with a good photo and a bold, clear headline along with your contact information, a description of the pet (with breed, size, sex, age, and distuingishing features), and where the pet was lost. PetFBI has a free online printable flyer maker. Post the flyers everywhere with high visibility near where the pet was lost and give them to all of your neighbors. Contact all of the shelters in your area and file reports with each one.
Post online and get social.
Post a good photo of your pet with all of the flyer information on social media and local websites. Here are a few local websites that you can view and post lost/found reports:
- Petfinder Classifieds
- Chattanooga Times Free Press Classifieds
- Chattanoogan.com Classifieds
- WDEF Channel 12 Luther's Lost Pets. You can also call (423) 321-6277.
Facebook is also an excellent resource. Like and share a photo on your personal Facebook as well as ALL the following pages: