Lost and Found

Keep Your Best Friends Safe at Home

Paris - SHS Alum!In Spartanburg County, dog owners are legally required to keep their pets on a leash or under direct control when off their property.  Not only is this the law, it makes good sense! 

Pets kept indoors or comfortably confined inside a fenced yard are protected from dangers such as other animals, people with ill-intentions, and traffic.  Remember that cats need this protection, too.



Be prepared in case your pet does get away.

  • A pet -- even an indoor pet -- has a better chance of being returned when wearing a collar and an ID tag with your name, address, and telephone number.
  • Permanent microchip identification is also available through the SHS. You can get a microchip for your pet for $20 (including registration) for walk-ins during regular shelter business hours, $15 if an appointment is made.
  • Microchips cost $15 during vaccine clinics, which are held at the humane society every Monday, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
  • Write up a complete description of your pet including any identifying information today, so that you won't have to rely on your memory when you are worried about Tigger or Rover.  And be sure to keep current pictures of your pet.

If your pet is missing. . . 

  • Don't wait!  If you lose a pet in the city of Spartanburg, come to the Spartanburg Humane Society (map) to complete a lost report and see if your pet is here.   
  • If you have lost your pet and love outside the city limits of Spartanburg, please contact Greenville Animal Care and Control (map) at 864-467-3950.
  • It is always best to visit the shelter to look for your pet in person because nobody knows your pet as well as you. Visit as often as possible - we receive lost dogs and cats nearly every day.
  • If you can't come to the shelter immediately and living within the city of Spartanburg, complete a lost report or call us at 864-583-4805, ext. 101 and then come to the shelter as soon as you can. 
  • Most pets, especially cats are found very close to home.  Make sure to go door to door in your neighborhood several times each day.  Ask neighbors, letter carriers, and delivery people if they have seen your pet.
  • Post lost pet flyers at grocery stores, community centers, veterinary offices, and traffic intersections. Also, place advertisements in newspapers.  Include your pet's sex, age, weight, breed, color, and any special markings. Feel free to use this template to create a flyer for your missing pet.

If you find a pet...

  • Residents who find strays in the city of Spartanburg can bring lost pets directly to the Spartanburg Humane Society Monday through Saturday 9-11:00am, 12-6:00 pm.They can also fill out a found report.
  • If you find a stray in Spartanburg County (outside of Spartanburg city limits), Spartanburg Animal Control requires that you call 864-596-3582 to arrange a time for an Animal Control Officer to pick up the animal for transport to Greenville County Animal Care. 
  • Remember that someone may be frantically looking for their pet and even though it has strayed, it is still theirs. If you want to keep the pet you have found, the law is not clear on when or if the found animal becomes yours.  When a stray pet comes to the SHS and an owner does not come forward, the SHS may legally adopt the animal to you.  
  • If you do not feel safe handling the animal, contact your city or county animal control department.
    • Spartanburg County: 864-596-3582
    • City of Spartanburg: 864-582-1558