MHS MISSING OR STRAY ANIMAL INFORMATION

Quick action and personal involvement are key components of recovering your lost pet. These steps can help you locate your lost pet as quickly as possible:

 

My pet is missing.  What do I do?

  • Complete our Report A Lost Pet form on our website
  • Post photo and description of your missing pet to our Facebook page
  • Post to your Facebook page and ask friends to “share” the post
  • If during regular shelter hours call us at 218-741-7425
  • Stop by to give the information in person, Tues. – Sun. noon – 5p.m.
  • If after hours call the shelter and leave a detailed message
  • Notify your veterinary clinic and microchip company. Confirm that they have current contact information for you
  • Lost Dogs MN Facebook Page
  • Lost Cats MN Facebook Page
  • Place an ad in the Mesabi Daily News or the Hometown Focus
  • Place an ad on Craigslist
  • Search your neighborhood every day until your pet is found
  • Post notices with a photo throughout the neighborhood
  • Talk to your neighbors and any neighborhood businesses
  • Offering a reward may be helpful

 

Follow up

When your pet is found, remember to take down any notices you’ve posted online and around your neighborhood.

 

I found a stray.  What do I do?

  • Contact Animal Control
  • Complete our Report A Found Pet form
  • Post photo and description of the animal to our Facebook page
  • Post to your Facebook page and ask friends to “share” the post
  • If during regular shelter hours call us at 218-741-7425
  • Stop by to give the information in person, Tues. – Sun. noon – 5p.m.
  • If after hours call the shelter and leave a detailed message
  • Lost Dogs MN Facebook Page
  • Lost Cats MN Facebook Page
  • Place an ad in the Mesabi Daily News or the Hometown Focus
  • Place an ad on Craigslist
  • Post notices with a photo throughout the neighborhood
  • Talk to your neighbors and any neighborhood businesses
  • Additional tips on what to do if you find a stray pet
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      Help MHS reunite you with your lost companion

      • Having your animal microchipped will help to reunite you and your pet
      • All pet owners are encouraged to microchip their pet and keep the information updated to accelerate lost pet reunions
      • All animals are scanned for a microchip when they arrive at the Mesabi Humane Society
      • The shelter will contact the person whose information is registered to that microchip
      • If a microchip has old information, MHS is not able to contact the current owner
      • Mesabi Humane Society offers microchipping for animals for $20
      • Call today to schedule an appointment for your peace of mind 218-741-7425

       

      If your animal is found the MHS fee scale is as follows:

      • $35.00 for the first day and $10.00 for each additional day
      • If this is your second offence the fee is $50.00
      • If this is your third offence the fee is $100.00