Lost & Found
The Craven Pamlico Animal Services Center attempts to return lost animals to their owners and picks up stray animals found by members of our community.
If You Lose a Pet
Each month we receive dozens of reports of lost animals. If you have lost your pet, we recommend that you come to the Animal Services Center and look through the animals in our kennels. Also, fill out a lost report with the Animal Control staff. It is highly recommended that you email a picture of your lost animal.
Even if you have filled out a lost report, we strongly recommend that you visit the Animal Services Center every day to look for your pet. After all, you know your pet best. There are certain areas of the shelter that are not open to the public. If you ask a staff member for assistance, they will gladly escort you into these areas.
If You Find a Stray Animal
If you find a stray animal, there are two options: One, either turn the animal into the Animal Services Center, or file a "found" report. Our staff makes every effort to identify possible matches. Be sure to post flyers in the area where the animal was found and check classified ads in the newspaper.
Social media has become instrumental in reuniting animals with their owners. For instance, Facebook has several pages dedicated solely to reuniting animals with owners in Eastern North Carolina.
Tags & Microchips
Remember, your pet is required by law to wear a rabies tag at all times. Pets with tags have a much better chance of being reunited with their owners.
Microchipping is another means to identify your animal. A microchip is a small computer chip (about the size of a grain of rice) that is inserted under the skin between the animal's shoulder blades. The microchip contains a unique number that is linked to the owner's contact information.