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:
- Stray dogs picked up by Yellowstone County Animal Control (406-256-2958) will be brought to Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter. County Animal Control typically does not pick up lost/stray cats found in the county.
- Even if your pet goes missing from the 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.