What to do if your pet is missing?
Contact the Warwick Valley Humane Society, Inc. immediately at 986-2473 or your local shelter. Notify your police department. Check all surrounding animal shelters. Advertise on social media ie, Lost Pets of the Hudson Valley, in newspapers, radio, TV and flyers. Most importantly—Keep Looking! Download our Lost Dog and Cat Word Files below to create flyers
Download and customize our Lost Cat Flyer (MS word)
(MS word) Download and customize our Lost Dog Flyer
What to do if you find a dog?
Notify your local police department—it’s the law! Contact your local and surrounding humane societies and using caution check for identification tags.
Please bring the dog to the closest shelter where found, not necessarily the one you know. Always attempt to call ahead. Don’t wait to report a lost dog.
Please report any and all suspected animal cruelty or neglect to our confidential cruelty complaint line: 845-987-7336, to the Hudson Valley SPCA 845-629-7300 or hudsonvalleyhumanelaw.com. or to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Animal Cruelty Investigators 845-291-4033
What to do if you find a cat?
Admittance to our shelter facility for cats is based on cage availability and by appointment only. A friendly stray is probably someone’s missing pet. Once you feed a stray, it will not go away. Don’t encourage a stray to stay, unless you plan to keep it. Contact the shelter and provide a description. A feral or wild cat (non-friendly) is most likely not vaccinated. Do not approach or attempt to handle as you will be putting yourself and your pets at risk.
What to do if you need to surrender your pet?
Our shelter maintains a surrender list to admit owned pets when space is available. Ask other family members and friends to take your pet first before surrendering your dog/cat to a shelter. Have your pet up to date on vaccinations and neutered. For your pet’s safety, NEVER advertise “Free to Good Home”.