Lost or Found Pets

What to do when your pet is missing?

  1. Search the closest neighborhoods

  2. Ask neighbors to check garages, sheds and shops, pets can sometimes sneak around and get locked in accidentally

  3. Hang large and brightly colored flyers around your neighborhood and be sure to include on the flyer

"LOST: Your Road or Neighborhood Name, City, County, State, last seen on MM/DD/YYYY

Physical description of your pet <include one identifying characteristic and also leave out one unique identifying factor of your pet so you can confirm identity>

Most recent clear photo of your pet showing their physical features/characteristics. Include at least one contact phone number".


Post them where people see them—at eye level, on neighborhood streets, store fronts and other public places.

  1. Contact your county pound and give them the information on your missing pet, Marion/Winston Animal Shelter (MWAS) at (205) 487-2581, Lamar County can be emailed at paws4ya@outlook.com

  2. If you believe your pet may have been stolen, please contact your local law enforcement: Marion County Sheriff's Department at 205-921-7433 or you may send them an email at info@marionsoal.com

  3. Post your missing pet on social media websites.

    • For missing pets, your post should read "MISSING: <name of neighborhood or street, City, County, ST>

Include the most recent, clear photo of your pet, a description of your pet leaving out one identifying detail, and at least one cell phone number that is able to accept text messages and email address if preferred"

What to do when you find a pet?

  1. Ask around in the closest neighborhoods to see if it is anyone's missing pet

  2. Hang large and brightly colored flyers around the area found and be sure to include on the flyer a clear photo of the pet, a description of the pet leaving out one identifying detail, and at least one cell phone number that is able to accept text messages. The flyer/social media pot shall include

"FOUND: Your Road or Neighborhood Name, City, County, State, last seen on MM/DD/YYYY

Physical description of your pet <include one identifying characteristic and also leave out one unique identifying factor of your pet so you can confirm identity>

Most recent clear photo of your pet showing their physical features/characteristics. Include at least one contact phone number".

Post them where people see them—at eye level, on neighborhood streets, store fronts and other public places.


  1. Contact your county pound and give them the information on pet you've found, Marion/Winston Animal Shelter (MWAS) at (205) 487-2581, Lamar County can be emailed at paws4ya@outlook.com

  2. Post the found pet on social media websites.

    • your post should read "FOUND: <name of neighborhood or street, City, County, ST>

Include a clear photo of the pet, a description of the pet leaving out one identifying detail, and at least one cell phone number that is able to accept text messages and email address if preferred"

Prevention

A pet (even an indoor pet) has a better chance of being returned to you if they always wear a collar and an ID tag with your name, address and telephone number. To further ensure that your pet makes their way home to you should they ever become lost, ask your veterinarian or local animal shelter to microchip them. Just be sure to keep your contact information up to date with the online microchip registry site, such as Save this Life..