Sequoia Humane Society

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Lost & Found

To report a lost or found animal in Humboldt:
Call the Humboldt County Animal Shelter at 707.840.9132.
  • The Humboldt County Animal Shelter is open every weekday from 10am-4pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays until 7pm. Closed holidays and weekends.
  • Located on 980 Lycoming Ave, McKinleyville, CA 95519
  • To view more of the Humboldt County Animal Shelters resources and webpage, visit:
    If you live in Rio Dell or Fortuna:
    Call the Fortuna Animal Control Department at 707.725.7552
  • The Fortuna Animal Control Services Department is open seven days a week from 8am-6pm.
  • Located on 621 11th St. Fortuna, CA 95540
  • To view more of the City Of Fortunas Animal Control resources and webpage, visit:
    If you live in another incorporated town or city of Humboldt County and need to make a report on a lost/stray animal or for any other questions:
  • Contact your local sheriffs or police department.
  • To view all local Sheriffs stations on the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office website,
  • To view all Local Law Enforcement Agencies in Humboldt County on the Humboldt Gov website, visit:
    • Eureka Police Deptartment: 707.441.4060
    • Arcata Police Deptartment: 707.822.2428
    • Trinidad Police Deptartment: 707.668.5895
    • Fortuna Police Deptartment: 707.725.7750
    • Rio Dell Police Deptartment: 707.764.5642
    • Humboldt County Sheriff: 707.445.7251
    • If you live in an unincorporated part of Humboldt County:
    • Call the Sheriff's Department at 707.445.7251

    Here's What you can do For YOUR Lost Pet 

  • Get in touch with the local impound facility:
  • Call the Humboldt County Animal Shelter at 707.840.9132 to report your lost pet.
  • Visit the Humboldt County Animal Shelter as soon as possible and look for your pet. The Shelter should be visited at least once every 24 hours and at a minimum of once every 48 hours.
  • Visit the Humboldt County Animal Shelter's 24petconnect list of lost pets by clicking the 24petconnect link on this webpage or typing in your search engine. (type in your zip code, click on 'Find Shelters', and then select Humboldt County Animal Services and click on 'Search'; select the button 'I lost my pet' and specify breed, etc.).
    • Make lost pet posters and social media posts:
    • Include a picture, description and information on how to get in touch with you. Post them at public places in your neighborhood. (Check local ordinances on posting)
    • Reach out to your local community:
    • Make as many social media posts with pictures and information of your lost animal on as many online platforms as possible. A few places you may want to send your lost animal posts to are the Humboldt Paws Cause website and their Facebook, as well as the Humboldt Lost and Found Pets Facebook, and the Lost&Found section on Humboldt Craigslist.
    • To view the Humboldt Pause Cause Website, click here:
    • To view the Humboldt Pause Cause Facebook, click here:
    • To view the Humboldt Lost and Found pets Facebook, click here:
    • To view the Humboldt Craigslist for a Lost&Found posting, click here:
    • Visit Petco Love Lost which makes reuniting lost pets easier and free using facial recognition technology to search a national database. Click HERE to search now

      Online Resources for Lost and Found Pets 


      You know your pet better than anyone and the ultimate responsibility for finding it is yours.  Pets have been reunited with their families weeks and months after their disappearance. Keep vigilant in your search!