Lost Pets at LCAS

Current Lost Pets at LCAS

To help lost pets go back safely to their homes, below is a list of current unclaimed/lost pets under the care of the Lewis Clark Animal Shelter. If you believe your dog or cat is listed below, please contact us at (208) 746-1623 or email us at info@lcshelter.org.  When lost pets arrive at the shelter, LCAS scans each pet for a microchip. It is important to keep your pet's microchip information updated - change of phone number, address. 

As a jurisdictional shelter, LCAS is legally obligated to hold all dogs for a minimum of SEVEN days before we can move forward. During this period, LCAS staff puts in all efforts to attempt to find or contact possible owners. If no owners come forward after seven days, the dog will then be spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and placed for adoption.

 

Pets found or brought in by Lewiston City/Nez Perce County:

Dogs that have come in from Lewiston City are held for a legal period of SEVEN days.

Lewiston City defines cats as free roaming and are not considered property. Therefore, LCAS is not legally obligated to hold cats and are put up for adoption as soon as possible to limit stress. However, if they have identification such as a microchip, name tag with owner information, or any form of identification where owners can be contacted, LCAS WILL HOLD the pet for the owner to come and ID. If no owners have come forward, legally we must consider the cat abandoned after holding for 5-7 days after owner contact.

Pets found or brought in by Clarkston City/Asotin County:

Dogs that have come in from Clarkston City or Asotin County, are held for a legal period of SEVEN days.

Cats that are brought in from the City of Clarkston are legally held for a minimum of 5 days. There are no hold periods for cats who have come in from Asotin County. However, if they have identification such as a microchip, name tag with owner information, or any form of identification where owners can be contacted, LCAS WILL HOLD the pet for the owner to come and ID. If no owners have come forward, legally we must consider the cat abandoned after holding for 5-7 days after owner contact.

Pets found or brought in by Asotin City:

Dogs that have come in from the City of Asotin, are held for a legal period of SEVEN days.

The city of Asotin does not have a contract with LCAS to accept stray cats. However, Asotin City does have a TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) Program. With any questions regarding your lost cat, contact the Asotin City Hall at (509) 243-4411.

 

To help your pet stay at home, LCAS highly encourages all pets to have identification on at all times. Identification can include any of the following:

  • License tag
  • Rabies tag
  • Microchip
  • Collar with name tag.

In addition to identification, always remember to check with your local animal shelter, vet clinics or any additional sites where lost pets are posted. Filing a lost/found report with your local police department, is also highly recommended.