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Found Stray


We ask that you call our Intake Center at 269-639-2242 to report a stray animal you have found.

If you are instructed to bring the animal to our Intake Center, please leave the animal in your vehicle and check in with our Intake Coordinator at the front desk. We will scan the animal for a microchip to see if it is an owned pet. If so, we will contact the owner to reclaim the pet. If not, we will collect information on the animal and where it was found, take photos and share via social media and Animal Control, in an effort to locate lost pets. If an owner does not come forward, the animal will become available for adoption. If the Intake Center is full, you will be instructed to contact Animal Control.

A stray cat who is healthy and friendly likely belongs someone in your neighborhood. Cats have a far better chance of reuniting with their owner when they're left in the area in which they're found. Less than five percent of stray cats that are brought into shelters are reclaimed by their owners. For this reason, we encourage you to leave healthy and friendly cats where you discovered them.

If you find a stray animal outside of open shelter hours, please contact Animal Control at 269-621-4624 or South Haven Police Department at 269-637-5151. We do not pick up stray animals. If you have a feral animal that needs help, please call your county's Animal Control. We do not accept feral animals. 

If you have found an injured animal, please take them to a veterinary clinic, as we do not have medical staff onsite.

It is illegal and cruel to abandon an animal. Please do not leave animals outside our building. We will prosecute anyone caught dumping an animal.

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