Richmond VA > Animal Care and Control > Lost And Found

Last Updated: 2012-10-13



Richmond Animal Care & Control (RACC) has created this website in order to consolidate lost and found reports and to help effectively and efficiently reunite pets with their owner(s). If you have lost or found an animal please create an account and make a detailed post of the animal so we have your contact information and can better assist with getting the pet back home. Stray animals at our facility are automatically uploaded to the website upon intake. If you do not have access to the internet or are having trouble creating a report, then please visit our shelter during regular business hours to fill out a lost or found report in person. If you have specific questions about this process, you can email our Intake and Redemption Coordinator, at brenton.carson@richmondgov.com.


*Posts created by citizens are approved Tuesday through Saturday, so if you are missing your pet, it is very important that you physically come into our shelter for a walk-through. We have staff available Tuesday from 8AM-5PM, Wednesday-Friday from 8AM-7PM, Saturday from 8AM-5PM, and Sunday from 8AM-4PM. We highly recommend visiting our shelter as often as possible (in addition to monitoring our website) until you find your pet.

Fees for Reclaiming a Pet:

Tagged Impoundment     $25.00 (proof of current rabies)
Tagged Boarding     $5.00 (for each day or any portion of a day)
Untagged Impoundment     $50.00 (no proof of current rabies)
Untagged Boarding     $10.00 (for each day or any portion of a day)

Other Resources for Lost Animals:

  • www.craigslist.org
    - Click on Richmond, VA
    - Make a detailed post including a picture under the “Lost+Found” and “Pets” sections
  • www.facebook.com
    - Post under Lost and Found Pets of VA or any other pages dedicated to lost/found animals
    - Have friends share your post
  • www.nextdoor.com
    - Create a “Lost” post to share with neighbors
  • If your pet is microchipped, be sure to put in a lost report with the chip company
  • Post flyers around the area that you lost your animal and within any distance you think the animal may have traveled
  • Post a lost ad in the local newspaper
  • Contact local emergency clinics and vet clinics in case your pet has been injured and was taken somewhere other than animal control
  • Post lost flyers at local vet clinics and anywhere you can find a bulletin board
  • File lost reports with nearby county shelters and rescue groups
  • Talk to your mail carrier and UPS/Fed Ex drivers to notify them of your lost pet

Other Resources for Found Animals:

  • www.craigslist.org
    - Click on Richmond, VA
    - Make a detailed post including a picture under the “Lost+Found” and “Pets” sections
  • www.facebook.com
    - Post under Lost and Found Pets of VA or any other pages dedicated to lost/found animals
    - Have friends share your post
  • www.nextdoor.com
    - Create a “Found” post to share with neighbors
  • Go to any local shelter or vet clinic to have the animal scanned for a microchip
  • Post flyers around the area that you found the animal and within any distance you think the animal may have traveled
  • Post a found ad in the local newspaper
  • Post flyers at local vet clinics and anywhere you can find a bulletin board
  • File lost reports with nearby county shelters and rescue groups
  • Talk to your mail carrier and UPS/Fed Ex drivers to notify them of the found pet

Contact Information:

Animal Care & Control
City of Richmond
1600 Chamberlayne Ave.
Richmond, VA 23222 USA
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Phone: (804)646-5573
Fax:      (804)646-5586

    Monday - Friday
      (804) 646-5573
    After Hours & Weekends
      (804)646-5100

    CLOSED:   Mon. & Tue.
    Adoptions: (804)646-5575
        Wed.-Fri. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
        Sat.           Noon to 5 p.m.
        Sun.          Noon to 4 p.m.

    Animal Control Officer
    Adopt
    Volunteer
    Foster
    General

RACC Wishlist!
Blankets & towels,
Nylabones,
Cat & Dog beds,
Kongs Meat flavored
  baby food (for kittens),
Canned kitten & cat food
  (any brand),
English slip leads,
Newspapers,
Crates (all sizes).

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