Did you find a pet?
Did you find an animal? The animals listed below have been reported missing by their owner. If you believe you have found one of these animals, please contact us to get the owner’s contact information 513-867-5727 ext. 0 or email AnimalServices@bcohio.gov. Please provide us with the Animal ID# that is listed. If the pet you found is NOT listed below, then please still contact us to file a Found Animal report.
IF YOU LOST A PET, please check a list of FOUND ANIMALS HERE.
If you found a cat in Butler County, please visit our Community Cat section for more information. If you found a cat in any other county, please contact that county’s local Humane Society for information.
If you found a dog in Butler County:
Check the dog for identification: If the dog is wearing a Butler County dog license, you can search for owner information on the Butler County Auditor’s website here. If the dog is wearing a silver Animal Friends tag, please call us at (513) 867-5727 ext. 0 for owner information. If the dog is wearing a Rabies or Microchip tag, then call the clinic/company information that is listed on the tag.
Check Lost Reports/Make a Found Report: Call Animal Friends (513-867-5727 ext. 0) to check our Lost Reports. If the dog has not been reported missing, you can then make a Found Report with us over the phone. It is also best to email (AnimalServices@butlercountyohio.org) a photo of the animal to be included with the Found Report.
Have the dog scanned to check for a microchip: You can bring the dog to our facility during operating hours to be scanned to see if it is microchipped. You can also visit a local vet clinic to have them scan the animal.
Post a Found Report on social media: Get the word out to the community that you have found a missing dog.
Dogs found in Butler County can be brought to our shelter for safekeeping. Please bring a photo ID with you. If you are unable to transport the dog yourself, you can call dispatch (see contact numbers below) to have an officer come out and pick the dog up from you. They will bring the dog to our facility for safekeeping.
Per Ohio Law and Rules, dogs that are NOT wearing a current county license are only required to be held for 3 days, while dogs that are wearing a current county license are required to be held 14 days. After the required holding period, dogs can then be placed up for adoption, transferred out to another shelter/rescue group, or humanely euthanized if they are found to be medically or behaviorally not suitable for adoption.
City of Middletown – 513-425-7700
City of Fairfield – 513-829-8201
City of Oxford – 513-524-5240
City of Hamilton – 513-785-1300
City of Trenton – 513-785-1300
City of Monroe – 513-785-1300
All Butler County Townships – 513-785-1300