Should you lose your pet while in the area, be sure to let us know! You can call us (360-642-1180), fax us (360-642-4435) or come to the Shelter (330 NE Second St in Long Beach, WA). Consider licensing your pet through us to ensure we can reconnect you should Fido or Fluffy be brought to us when lost.
How long we hold pets is based on where they were found. If your pet was found within the city limits of Long Beach or Ilwaco, the hold time is 3 days. Elsewhere in Pacific County, it can be up to 14 days. At the end of the hold period, the animal becomes the property of SPCHS and is put up for adoption.
When a pet comes to us as stray, we scan for a microchip and ask around to see if anyone recognizes the pet. Depending upon where the pet was found, we may post flyers indicating s/he is with us. We also post the animal to our page on petfinder.com.
Because we have costs associated with caring for found pets, we charge an impound fee. This fee must be paid, along with any veterinary or medical costs, medications, and spay/neuter (if your pet remains with us after the hold time expires, we will have him/her altered), prior to our releasing the pet to you.
As heartbreaking as it can be, we will not re-visit an adoption should you locate your pet with us after it has been adopted by someone else. There is no ideal solution to such problems and so we’ve had to make a firm policy and stick to it. Please, let us know as soon as your pet goes missing to avoid this situation!