If you have found a pet in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area, fill out a report at the appropriate link below. Provide as much detail as possible including a physical description of the animal. If you have found a pet in another jurisdiction, refer to the list of regional animal shelters on the “I Have Lost a Pet” page.
Keep the pet safe. If you are able to house the pet until reunited with their owner, we recommend that you keep them separated from your own pets. A pet may be microchipped or tattooed. Check with the SPCA to get the pet scanned as soon as possible! If you are unable to hold the pet, please bring it to the SPCA.
Help find the owner. After you file a found report with the SPCA, place a Craigslist ad in the lost and found section or post found dog/cat posters in your neighborhood. Include a photo, a description of where it was found, and the contact information for where the pet is being held.