Lost & Found Pets

What Should I Do If I Have Lost My Pet?
If you are looking for a lost pet, please visit the shelter during our normal hours:
Monday 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Sunday 8:30- 5:00 p.m.
Please e-mail a picture of the lost animal, location last seen, and contact information to lostandfound@leecountyhumane.org.

Pictures of lost and found pets, including those that are brought to us, are shared on Opelika-Auburn Lost and Found Pets. Please check their social media to see if your pet has been included as a stray.

What to Bring If You Are Claiming a Lost Pet

  • Your valid driver’s license or government issued photo identification.
  • Proof of ownership: A picture of the pet you are claiming, a description of the animal on a past vet record, or a notarized, written description of the pet that declares that you are the owner.
  • Fees associated with claiming your lost pet
The Lee County Humane Society does not pick up strays.
If you are reporting an animal that is running-at-large please contact your local Animal Control.
• Lee County Animal Control (334) 737-7013
• Auburn Animal Control (334) 501-3090
• Opelika Animal Control (334) 705-5480

Feral Cats

We only accept stray feral cats from within the city limits of Auburn and Opelika. To keep our staff safe, they must be brought into our facility in a squeeze trap. Auburn citizens can contact Auburn Animal Control to borrow a trap.
Citizens can also check with their local veterinarian to see if they have a TNR Program (Trap, Neuter, Release). Citizens can also check with Paws Humane located in Columbus, GA for discount spay/neuter surgeries, they may be reached at 706-565-0035

Lee County Animal Control
• Citizens should contact Lee County Animal Control for pick-up of strays found in Lee County (and outside the city limits of Auburn and Opelika).
• Lee County Animal Control can be reached Mon-Fri 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM at 334-737-7013.
• Alternatively, animals may be dropped off at the Department of Environmental Services located at 100 Orr Avenue, Opelika 36804 Mon-Fri 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM. They request a call ahead of time so that an animal control officer can be there to greet you. Following this policy will help owners find their lost pets.
• For Lee County residents wishing to surrender their pets, Lee County Animal Control accepts owner surrenders Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 AM – 12 PM.
• If you seek additional information about Lee County Animal Control policies, please contact them at 334-737-7013

Reclaim Fees

$40.00 Impound Fee per animal
$15.00 a night per unaltered animal
$10.00 a night per altered animal
*Pets that have been altered and/or microchipped will have a reduced fee.

Helpful Links

ASPCA tips for finding a lost pet


LCHS social media and your lost pet