Cobb County Government

What do I do if my animal is missing?

The best way to locate your missing animal is to come to the animal shelter during business hours to look for your pet. The shelter is open Tuesday through Sunday, excluding major holidays for your convenience. You can also use the online form to report a lost animal.

When you come to the shelter bring any pictures of the pet and any vet records. This will help Animal Services employees in the identification of your pet if found in the shelter. If the pet is not found it the shelter the employees will assist you in filling out a lost animal report.

The best way to ensure the safe return of your lost pet is for the pet to be wearing a collar with an I. D. Tag, Rabies tag, or to be Micro Chipped. If the animal can be identified in the field by the Animal Services Officer it is likely that the pet will be returned to the owner and not taken to the Animal Services shelter. When the animal is turned in to the Animal Services shelter, the Animal Services personnel will attempt to contact the owner with the information provided on the tag or chip as soon as possible.

Please remember animals will sometimes lose their tags or have them removed by someone. Even if your animal leaves home wearing a collar and tags, there is always a chance the collar may not be on the animal when it is picked up.