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2019 E White Ave

PO Box 8847

Moscow, Idaho 83843

Found Pets

  1. Contact your local police department or sheriff's office. 

    1.     Moscow Police (208) 882-COPS (2677)​

    2.     Sheriff's Office (208) 882-2216

  2. Contact HSoP (208) 883-1166 to leave a "found" report.

  3. Dogs found in Moscow and Latah County may be brought to the HSoP for holding until an owner is located.

  4. Make flyers in eye-catching colors with a photo and description of the found pet. Post flyers in your neighborhood, local shelters, veterinary hospitals, local websites, and grocery and feed stores. Even if the animal is in the shelter, these efforts will help the animal return home.

  5. Be aware that it is against City Code to post flyers on public property, such as telephone poles. ​

    1.   ​"The City of Moscow would like to remind citizens of the limits on posting signs or posters.  Per City Code Title 10 Section 1-22, posters or signs may not be attached on property that does not belong to the poster without first obtaining the consent of the property owner or their agent.  Also, posting signs on public property or right of way is prohibited.  The City does provide a free public bulletin board in Friendship Square for posting notices that is available to the public." 

  6. If an owner has not been identified after the holding period, the animal will be evaluated for adaptability.  To learn more about our procedure, please visit our procedure page.

    1. The holding period for cats and dogs from the city​ is 10 days.

    2. The holding period for cats and dogs from the county is 6 days.

  7. You may contact the staff at HSoP to put a pet a on a waiting list to enter the shelter. We will also provide ideas for successfully placing your pet in a new home. If you wish to keep the pet, please contact HSoP for assistance with spaying or neutering.

  8. Cats are allowed to roam freely in Latah County. If you feel a cat is indeed a stray, contact HSoP to rent a live trap to aid in the capture the cat. If the cat is friendly and you are able to handle it, please relocate it to a carrier and call HSoP to let us know you plan on bringing in a stray cat. We currently cannot accept feral cats (if it is unsafe for us to handle the cat). We are currently working on a solution for finding feral cats new homes.

Here is a more detailed checklist to follow should you come across a wondering pet.