Lost and Found Information

Lost Animals

If you have lost an animal, you MUST come down to the shelter in person as soon as possible (check our Hours of operation). 

"Online Kennels" 

Check our "Online Kennels" for animals that have been brought in at:

Why must you look in person? No one knows your animal as well as you, and you may describe your animal differently than kennel staff members. If your animal is not here on your first attempt, don't give up! Someone may have your animal at their home while trying to find you, only to bring it here days, weeks, even months later. 

Other ways to find your animal: Post signs in your neighborhood, at local veterinary clinics and pet supply outlets, and place an ad in your local newspaper. Go door to door in your neighborhood, talk to service personnel (mail, trash, meter readers etc.). Visit the Shelter at least every other day! Check at neighboring shelters like the Humane Society of Ventura County, the Agoura Shelter, and Santa Barbara Co. Animal Services.

Sadly, we may have found your animal dead on the roadway or in your neighborhood. Please check the dead list for animals that have been picked up or turned in.

Found Animals

Bring animals you find to your local shelter or call us. We may not be able to respond to calls immediately. Once the animal is in our shelter, we'll hold it for at least the state-mandated time period while looking for the owner. If the owner does not reclaim the animal, you may be able to adopt it yourself. However, we do not, have not, and will not promise, reserve, or hold any animal for a specific person except the actual owner.

If you decide to hold onto the animal  you must make a real effort to locate the owner. You cannot legally give the animal to a "rescue" or other party until you've tried to locate the owner for at least 30 days. Place a “Found” ad in the local newspaper, fill out a Found report at either or both of our facilities, notify the Humane Society of Ventura County and post signs in the neighborhood where you found the animal. Since microchips cannot be seen by the naked eye, have the animal scanned at a Shelter or Veterinary hospital for possible microchip identification.

Health Care Agency
2323 Knoll Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
Ambulatory Care-Medical Clinics
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
Ventura County Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
HCA Human Resources
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
Ventura County Health Care Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 210 B

Oxnard, CA 93036