You can also view all of the pets currently at the facility by going to PetHarbor. Once you access the PetHarbor site, enter your zip code (or that of the facility, 89011), click on search, check Henderson Animal Care and Control, then click search. You can also contact our facility at (702) 267-4970 and leave a description of the pet, information on the general vicinity of where you lost the pet, and a phone number where you can be reached. You will still need to come to the facility to look and check the PetHarbor site.
It is also a good idea to contact veterinarians in your immediate area to inquire if a client may have found a pet similar to yours and taken it to them. Check the lost and found sections of the local newspapers. If possible, put up "lost" flyers with pictures of your pet and where you can be reached. Check, also, with other area shelters.
If you live in the City of Henderson and find a pet, by law you must contact our facility, at (702) 267-4970. If you leave your information, one of our Animal Control Officers will come and pick up the pet you have found.
If you want to keep the pet you have found, you still need to contact our facility, at (702) 267-4970 and leave a description of the pet, information on the general vicinity of where you found the pet, and a phone number where you can be reached, so the potential owner that is looking for the pet can call you. The information you give us is logged into a "lost and found" book and cross referenced.
If you want to keep the found pet, for the next 30 days you need to make (and keep proof of) attempts to locate the pet's owner; such as listing the pet in the found section of the local newspaper(s), reporting the pet being found to Animal Control, having the pet scanned for a microchip and contacting the person associated with the chip and ID tag (if the pet is wearing a tag). However, an owner of a lost pet is more likely to visit a shelter regularly to look for their pet than coming to your house to look. Therefore, to avoid any confusion, frustration, or annoyance, turning the pet into the shelter is the best way to handle a found pet. If no owner claims the pet within the required hold period of 3 open business days, and you want it for yourself, then you could possibly adopt the pet which would give you legal proof of ownership.
There are many types of domesticated pets that you may have lost or found. In addition to dogs and cats, you need to report animals such as: ferrets, guinea pigs, snakes, birds, rabbits, iguanas, etc. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have lost or found any of them.