Required Documents to Claim You Pet

  • ​A Drivers license or ID with your current address listed on it.
  • ​Owners are required to bring proof of ownership such as photographs or veterinary records when coming to reclaim their pets.
  • Fees are due at the time of pickup. Fees may be paid in cash, debit or credit card only (No checks).

Reclaiming Your Pet

Shelter Procedures for Lost Pets

  • Pets without identification are held as stray for at least five days according to the Wayne County Code.
  • Pets with collars, microchips, tattoos, or other identification are held for at least 10 days (as per Indiana State code) while we make every effort to contact their owners.
  • Pets not claimed by owners may become available for adoption. Animals may not be adopted until after their stray holding period (five or 10 days depending on identification) has expired.


  • $10 a day will be charged for each day the animal is in our care including the day the animal is picked up.
  • All medical costs will be paid by owner. This includes any vaccines, flea treatment and emergency medical treatment the animal received while in our care.