Lost Your Pet?

Rescued by C.A.R.E 
(Coalition for Animal Rescue and Education) 

Please DON'T think that making phone calls to the shelters is all you need to do.  You MUST go to the shelters.  The way you describe your pet, may not be the way someone else sees it.  You might call it a lab mix and the shelter might have it listed as a Pitbull mix.  Also mistakes in listing the correct sex and age happen at EVERY shelter.  The people that answer the phone are in the office and if the shelter is large, they usually only know what is in the computer.

County specific information is located further below.  Also be advised that many times people think if they take the animal to the Animal Protective Association ("APA") or the Humane Society, they'll have a better chance of surviving. Yes even all the way from Jefferson County and beyond.  So check both of those places also.


The above two organizations along with St. Louis County Animal Control take in the majority of the strays in St. Louis City and County.  They have worked together and created http://www.stllostpets.org/ to list the pets from all their organizations.

and this nifty site http://www.petharbor.com/ shows strays from many of the animal controls and non-profit shelters in the area.

If your animal has been gone a long time, look at the adoption websites. It is possible that your animal was rescued and is now available for adoption.



If you have lost your pet in and around Jefferson County, please check Jefferson County's web site that shows the strays on stray hold.  Animals on stray hold appear on the stray page for five to seven days until they fall off of stray hold and then become adoptable and available for rescues to pull.  The animals are then moved to the adoptable page.  Check both.


Also check our Facebook Page.   Often times our pictures are a bit better than JCACs.



I believe only adoptable animals are shown on the web sites of the Animal Control's listed below. You'll probably have to visit their facilities personally.

Arnold AC 636-282-2387 http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MO186.html
Byrnesmill - Animals picked up by government officials are taken to JCAC.
Crystal City AC 636-931-2905 http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MO492.html
Desoto - Animals picked up by government officials are taken to JCAC.
Festus AC 636-937-6646 http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MO264.html
Herculaneum - Animals picked up by government officials are taken to JCAC.
Hillsboro - Animals picked up by the City government officials are taken to JCAC.
C.A.R.E. Coalition for Animal Rescue and Education - non-profit, no kill shelter http://www.caretakersnetwork.org/
House Springs - Open Door Animal Sanctuary - non-profit, no kill shelter - http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MO218.html
Pevely AC 636-475-7405 http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MO237.html


I believe only adoptable animals are shown on the municipal AC's Petfinder web sites.  That means your lost pet won't be on the internet as it should be.

Bridgeton - Police Animal Control Unit - (314) 739-7557  http://www.bridgetonmo.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=89

Crestwood  Shelter now run by a non profit - (314) 607-1884  - http://foacar.org/
or on Facebook with pictures!: https://www.facebook.com/crestwoodanimalshelter

City of Florissant AC - 314-839-7655 - http://www.florissantmo.com/PW/health/index.shtml
Not on Petfinder although I believe they adopt out pets.  Nothing about adoption on their government site . . . geez.

St. Ann AC - 314-427-8009 x1237 - http://stannmo.org/index.aspx?NID=299

St. Louis County AC - (314) 831-6500 - Strays from all over the County are taken to their Olivette facility.  http://www.stllostpets.org/  You can also see strays at the Humane Society and A.P.A. on this site.

University City - I believe they take animals to Florissant AC