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Lost Animals

Animal Shelter

Animals impounded are taken to the Tacoma Pierce County Humane Society.

Tacoma Human Society
2608 Center Street
Tacoma, WA 98409  
(253) 383-2733

Found Animals
Impounded animals, which mean animals received into the custody of the animal control shelter or animal control officers, are held for 48 hours following actual notice to the owner.  The notifying of any person over the age of 18 who resides at the owner's residence shall constitute actual notice to owners.  If the owner of an impounded animal is unknown, then the animal control agency shall make a reasonable effort to locate and notify the owner.   
 

Animals not picked up by the owners within 48 hours will be placed up for adoption by the Tacoma Pierce County Human Society.  For assistance in locating your lost pet, use the Tacoma Humane Society's Lost and Found Pets Guide. You can also call the Found Pet Recording phone number.  For dogs call (253) 596-8561 and for cats call (253) 596-8989.  You will hear a listing of all the pets found on the previous day.  Each pet found is only listed once, on the first business day following the date of impound.

Injured or Sick Animals
Animals picked up by the Animal Control Officers which are suffering from serious injury or disease may be humanely destroyed by the animal control agency, but only after the animal control agency has immediately notified the owner if the owner is known. However, if the owner is unknown, then a reasonable effort will be made to locate and notify the owner. 

Deceased Animals

For pickup of stray, deceased or injured animals please contact Animal Control at (253) 627-PETS (7387).