Found a stray
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, contact our Animal Admissions Center at (763) 412-4969.
- Together we will find a date and time for you to bring the animal in.
- When you arrive at AHS we will scan the animal for a microchip, gather information about him/her and its circumstances and give the animal an initial evaluation for placement.
- The animal will then be held for the state-mandated five days to provide its owner time to locate it. Stray animals are also posted on our online lost and found bulletin board to help facilitate its return home.
- If the owner does not come forward and it is a candidate for placement, we will proceed with finding it a new home.
Please also consider:
- 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.