When a pet wanders from home it can be a very stressful ordeal. Here are some tips that we hope will help reunite you and your pet.
Where did your pet go missing from?
Outside city limits, but within Yellowstone County:
- You should first contact Yellowstone County Animal Control 406-256-2958. Yellowstone County does not have a public shelter for housing stray animals. You will need to call the County Animal Control Officer and schedule a time to visit their holding facility.
- Even if your pet goes missing from County, we highly recommend filing a lost report with YVAS and following the steps below as these animals can make their way into city limits/YVAS.
Inside Billings city limits:
- Stray animals picked up by Billings Animal Control will be brought to the Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter.
Complete a Lost Pet Report
If your pet is not at the shelter, you can fill out a Lost Pet Report. Lost Pet Reports can be filled out online, over the phone, or in-person at YVAS. Even with a Lost Pet Report on file, we recommend coming to the shelter every couple of days to check for your pet. As you can imagine some pets look alike and you are the only one that can truly identify your pet.