Helping Reunite Families & Pets
As Pinellas County’s largest No-Kill animal shelter, the Humane Society of Pinellas is not only dedicated to finding pets new homes, but reuniting lost pets with their families. Our shelter, in conjunction with Pinellas County Animal Services, is a part of the “Return to Owner” Task Force in a collaborative effort to reunite lost Pinellas County pets with their owners.
You Found a Pet
We are glad you found a lost pet! In order to have a centralized location for lost pets, the Pinellas County Return to Owner Task Force dictates all stray animals go to Pinellas County Animal Services to have the best chance at being reunited with their families. As a part of the task force, the Humane Society of PInellas encourages all pets to be brought to the centralized location for reunion..
Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL and can be reached at 727-582-2600. If Animal Services is closed, stray pets can be brought to one of their after hours locations:
Tampa Bay Emergency Vet, 1501 S. Belcher Road, Largo, FL – 727-531-5752
Animal Emergency Clinic, 3165 22nd Avenue N., St. Petersburg, FL – 727-323-1311
We kindly ask that healthy stray cats be left alone. Less than 2% of cats brought to shelters find their owners, while they have upwards of a 20% chance of finding their way home by themselves. If you see a roaming cat that is friendly and appears healthy, please do not bring it to the shelter. Chances are it is owned and cared for. If the cat needs medical attention, bring it to the aforementioned clinics. If you feel the cat is unaltered, please see our TNVR Cats page for trap-neuter-vaccinate-return information.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE FOUND OR UNWANTED PETS AT OUR FACILITY WITHOUT ALERTING A STAFF MEMBER – OUR PROPERTY IS LARGE AND WE DO NOT WANT THE PET TO GO UNNOTICED.
You Lost a Pet
We understand not knowing where your furry family member is can be a stressful, scary and overwhelming situation. Visit the Report Lost Pet section to complete a Lost Report.
The following steps can help you be reunited with your beloved pet:
Below are stray and abandoned animals currently being housed at our shelter. These animals must be held for the Pinellas County minimum “stray hold” period, which is between 1-7 days, after which they will be placed for adoption. While we have to hold them before adoption, they can be reclaimed at any time.
If you have lost your pet and see it pictured below, please contact our Admissions Department right away at (727) 797-7722 ext. 232.
To reclaim your pet, you must provide proof of ownership, including medical records, adoption or purchase paperwork, and/or photos of your pet. You must also provide proof the pet is currently vaccinated against rabies. If you cannot provide this evidence, we are required by law to update the pet’s rabies vaccine at your expense and charge you for a Pinellas County pet license.