Animal Humane Society is an open-admission organization that accepts any animal, for any reason. Our five metro-area shelters provide us with the best opportunity to place stray animals that are not reunited with their owners into new homes.
How to help the stray animal you've found
1. Check to see if its owner has filed a lost pet report by:
2. If no report is found and you wish to bring to the Society, contact our Animal Admissions Center at (763) 412-4969.
Please also consider:
Taking the animal to your local animal control facility. If you have found the animal after animal control has closed for the day, please call their after-hours line or your local, non-emergency police number.
Personally finding the pet's owners. We've provided helpful tips and an online lost and found bulletin board where you can post the animal’s picture, location and description to increase its chances of being reunited with its owners.
Before removing a cat from the area it was found, consider that some owners allow their cat outdoors on a regular basis. The cat you found may be a roaming owned cat. If the cat appears healthy and friendly, it likely has an owner and there's a good chance it will find its way back home on its own.