Lost and Found

What to do if your pet is lost…

Call and Visit Shelters:

Contact the Galveston Island Humane Society and other animal shelters in your surrounding area to see if your pet is there or if someone has filed a Found Report for your animal. It is suggested that you visit in person. Your description may not be the same as ours.

File a Lost Report:

Contact Galveston Island Humane Society and to file a Lost Report. Don’t forget to send pictures of the animal.

Search Our Website:

If your pet has been missing for a while, also search our Available for Adoption page. Found pets are available for adoption after three days – the stray hold period required by law.

Continue Searching:

Follow up by visiting or calling the Galveston Island Humane Society and other shelters and continue checking shelter websites – your pet may show up after you called or searched the first time.

Create a Lost Pet Flier:

Create a “Lost Pet” flier and post it at:

  • Local veterinarian hospitals or clinics
  • Pet stores
  • Coffee shops
  • Facebook post on Lost Pets of Galveston Island

Social Media

Post your Lost Pet’s information on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and any other social media site. Ask your friends to share your pet’s info. Remember to note information about your pet, when and where he/she went missing and any other pertinent information (i.e. any required medications, identifying marks, rewards, etc.).


If you are missing a pet, please use these helpful tips to increase your chances of reunion with your missing pet.

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