Halifax Humane Society is committed to returning lost pets to their families. If your pet is lost, we encourage you to visit our shelter at 2364 LPGA Boulevard during regular hours (10am-6pm Mon-Sat, 10am-2pm Sun).
This lost and stray pets page is provided as an extra service to assist owners in finding their pets, but should not be used as a replacement for visiting the shelter in person. These animals are not available for adoption. They are on a 72-hour hold (from the time they are brought into the shelter) so an owner may reclaim their pet. All animals are scanned for a microchip. Always have your pet microchipped and have an identification tag on your pets collar.
Most stray animals will be featured on this page, but aggressive or feral animals and pets under six months may not have their picture taken as a safety precaution. Animals will only be shown on this page for three days following arrival.
As Halifax Humane Society cares for approximately 15,000 animals per year, we require that you visit in person to look for your lost pet; we are unable to take lost/found pet information by phone, email, or internet. When coming to identify/reclaim a lost pet, you must bring personal identification: your driver’s license, state ID, etc.
Please also bring photos of your pet, veterinary records, adoption paperwork, or other documentation that may help to identify that the animal is yours. If proof provided does not verify sole ownership, Halifax Humane Society reserves the right to hold the animal in impound for the entire impound period. A boarding fee will be charged upon release of your animal. These fees are vital to help cover the cost of caring for your pet during his/her stay with us.
Approximately one in three pets will get lost at some point in their lifetimes. Studies have shown that less than 10% of unidentified pets are ever reunited with their owner. Don’t let this happen to your pet!
Halifax Humane Society recommends that all pets have both an identification tag and a registered microchip. All HHS pets receive a microchip prior to adoption. If your pet does not have a microchip, please contact your veterinarian. If your address or contact information changes, remember to update your pet's tag and microchip.
If your pet is missing, it is up to you to aggressively search for him or her. Florida law requires that animal shelters hold stray pets for a minimum of 72 hours. The more action you take, and the sooner you begin searching, the more likely you are to find your lost pet.
When you find your animal, if your pet is not already sterilized and microchipped, please speak with one of our staff regarding low cost spay/neuter, vaccines and microchipping. Sterilized pets are less likely to roam (nearly 80% of the stray animals who come to us are unsterilized) and if your pet were to lose its collar and tag, the microchip will still help get them home.
These animals are not up for adoption at this time. They will be receiving physical exams and behavior assessments prior to moving to our adoption area. At that time, their photos will be featured on our adoption page.