"Help me find my cat!" tips + lost & found pet shelter listing


"Help me find my cat"

Before assuming your cat is lost, check around your house with a flashlight--every corner, crevice and crawlspace imaginable. 

If your cat has definitely escaped, read the booklet "How to Find your Lost Cat to maximize your precious search time.



Take note of the list of crucial steps in the first 24 hours of a missing cat search and follow advice on the differences in how to find a lost indoor-only cat vs outdoor cat.  

Check the shelters in person
Take a color photo of your lost cat. Don't rely on lost and found pet websites, recordings or even a person on the phone. These folks are busy and make mistakes. Do it in person--or hire me to make the rounds. Check Craigslist for "Lost & Found cat" listings. Here is a template from "Get My Cat" to make a lost cat flyer: http://www.getmycat.com/lost-cat-flyer-template


LOST & FOUND CATS: 
SHELTERS IN AUSTIN 
National Lost Pet shelter site based on zip code:

The two main places in Austin your cat might be are:

1. CITY OF AUSTIN ANIMAL SERVICES (for Austin, Texas lost and found pets)
http://www.austintexas.gov/page/view-lost-pets

2. Austin Humane Society
http://www.austinhumanesociety.org/feline_friend

Additional lost and found cat facilities:
Austin Pet Finder
http://www.austinpetfinder.org/

NORTH AUSTIN:


Emergency Animal Clinic of Northwest Austin


12034 Research Boulevard, #8.
512- 331-6121
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 A.M. Monday - through Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m.
Saturday open at 8 a.m. re-open at 1:00 p.m. and open until Monday at 7:00 a.m.




SOUTH AUSTIN:


Emergency Animal Clinic
4434 Frontier Trail
512 
899 - 0955 
Fax 512 892-7811
Monday - Friday open at 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. the following morning. Saturday open at 1:00 p.m. and stay open until 7:am Monday morning.



Pictures of injured animals or animals in the Rabies Observation Area are not available to the public. There is a paper posted with a description of the animals inside Rabies Observation. Descriptions of the same animal vary wildly from person to person. Don't rely on a piece of paper! Be persistent and you will get into Rabies Observation.


Town Lake Animal Center Pictures Online: http://malford.ci.austin.tx.us/tlac/default.cfm
Stray, impounded and owner surrendered animals can be found in the stray building(Lost and Found) at TLAC).

Austin 
Humane Society -SPCA Austin & Travis County
124 w. Anderson Lane 512 837-7985 
http://www.austinspca.com


Travis County Animal Control 
512 469-2015  www.co.travis.tx.us

BASTROP
Bastrop Humane Society (512) 303-3924
Bastrop County Animal Control (Kill Facility)
589 Coolwater Drive
Bastrop, TX 78602
Telephone: (512)321-1963 Fax: (512) 303-6491

BRYAN/COLLEGE STATION
Brazos Animal Shelter:
http://www.shelterpets.org/ Phone: (979) 775-5755


Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society, CLASS, (No-Kill Facility)
2170 Old Sattler Rd. Canyon Lake,
830/905-PETS(7387)
Jan McLean jmclean@gvtc.com

CEDAR PARK
Cedar Park Animal Control, (Kill Facility)
258-3149 fax 512-258-7917
www.petfinder.org/shelters/TX200.html

LOST CAT SHELTER COMAL COUNTY (W of San Marcos, NW of New Braunfels)
There are two shelters in Comal County: Humane Society of New Braunfels and the City of New Braunfels Contact: Director Cheryl Krueger; Phone: (830) 629-5287

ELGIN
Dreamtime Sanctuary, (No-Kill),
(Certified Sanctuary by TAOS)
(rescues primarily farm animals)
Website under construction
Elgin Animal Shelter, (Kill-Facility)
512-285-9636 100 W. Cleveland St.
Elgin, TX 78621, Phone: 512-285-9636,

GALVESTON
Galveston County Animal Control (Kill Facility)
'TEXAS CITY POUND' No web site
Pound's Hours: Monday - Friday 11-4; Saturdays: 10-1, 409-938-2282.
Address: 3414 Loop 197 N., just off Hwy 146 in Texas City;
Private citizen that may be able to help: Laurine LAURSKLEE@aol.com 409-945-9782


GEORGETOWN
Georgetown Animal Shelter (Kill Facility)
(512) 930-3592
P.O. Box 409, 1107 N. College, Georgetown TX 78627

Guadalupe County Humane Society, (No-Kill Facility)
Margaret Svatek
830/372-2055 hours 10-2 Tuesday-Saturday
2484 Hwy. 46 N.

HAYS COUNTY

Thundering Paws Cat Sanctuary
http://www.thunderingpaws.org/

San Marcos Animal Control (this is a Kill Facility--go daily)

Hays county pound/animal shelter: check for lost cats from Dripping Springs, Wimberley, Kyle, Buda, and Driftwood.
(512) 260-3602
(512) 260-7563 fax
http://www.co.hays.tx.us
http://rescueconnection.sanmarcostx.gov/RP_LostFound.asp

Wimberley Lost and Found Cats
Hays County Cats
Emily Suzanne Carter
512 560-4791


HOUSTON
Harris County Rabies/Animal Control (Kill Facility)
281-999-8762

KYLE
PAWS Animal Shelter, (Kill-Facility)
48 Hwy 150 East, Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-1611 fax 512-268-0557
Patti Rudick Director, paws@corridor.net
Stacy Lovell, vet tech for PAWS Shelter for Animals staicydawn@hotmail.com

*(Wimberley animals go to PAWS in Kyle, as do animals in Buda, also some from San Marcos county (non-annexed), some lost cats from Dripping Springs, and Driftwood. Hays County is about 700 square miles and there is no government-provided shelter.

LAGO VISTA (No-Kill Facility)
Lago Vista PAWS
www.lvpaws.org
Andrea Phillips President


LA GRANGE
Fayette County Animal Shelter
http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/TX143.html
240 Svoboda Lane, La Grange TX 78945,
Phone: 979/966-0021

LEANDER (3 Facilities)
Humane Society Williamson County, (Kill Facility)
(512) 260-3602
fax 260-7563
Leander Animal Control, (Kill Facility)
200 W. Willis, Leander, Tx. 78641,
Phone: (512) 528-2800
Central Texas SPCA in Leander, (No-Kill Facility)
260-7722,
contact is: Misty Dawn Compton
fax 260-7066

LOCKHART
Lockhart Animal Shelter (Kill Facility)
city metro number 376-3336,
fax 512-398-3393
city managed, Cheryl Walton

PFLUGERVILLE (Kill facility)
1600 Waterbrook Road, Pflugerville 78660.
You have to call the police department 512-251-4004 to deal with the shelter.
There is no organized lost or found list, so you have to keep on top of things if you lose an animal in Pflugerville.


SAN ANTONIO
San Antonio Animal Control 
Call (210) 207-6650 or 311

SAN MARCOS
City of San Marcos Animal Shelter (municipal) (Kill Facility)
750 River Road, San Marcos, TX 78666
Bert Stratemann, manager,
Animal Services 512/393-8340
Friends of San Marcos Animal Shelter (No-Kill)
(512) 396-6180

SEGUIN
S.A.R.A. Southern Animal Rescue Association (No-Kill Facility and sanctuary)
830-401-0280 ,
Tracy Frank Director


Guadalupe County Humane Society, (No-Kill Facility)
Margaret Svatek
830/372-2055 hours 10-2 Tuesday-Saturday
2484 Hwy. 46 N.
2003 LostPetInAustin.com

BELOW:
NORTH AUSTIN - -WILLIAMSON COUNTY SHELTERS

Many of these lost and never found cats end up in cages, forlorn and confused because the lost cat got brave or desperate enough to approach a stranger who then assumed it was a stray and took to AAC. Below is Esa, a sweet, obviously former pet who was found in Bastrop and brought in as an assumed stray.


If your cat has been missing a while:
Never assume, and don't give up too soon!