Lost and Found

The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is dedicated to helping lost pets reunite with their owners.

  • Visit your local Open Admission Shelter
  • If your pet is microchipped, call the microchip company to make sure your contact information is up to date and alert the company that the pet is missing
  • Contact Local Veterinarian Offices including the Emergency Clinics, if an animal is found injured they may be taken there instead of a shelter.
  • Post flyers, especially in your neighborhood and the area the animal was lost from.
  • Post a sign in your front yard and tag the window of your car with washable auto paint
  • Post ads for free on PawBoost and Craigslist
  • Visit your local Open Admission Shelter to see if the pet has a microchip
  • If you cannot keep the pet until the owner is located, the shelter will keep the animal for a period of 3-10 days in an attempt to locate the owner.
  • If you decide to keep the pet until owners are found, you must make attempts to find the owners and have the animal for a period of 10 days before deciding to keep the pet or rehome the pet.
  • Many shelters have a Lost & Found log, contact shelters in your area to make a listing for the animal.
  • Post flyers around the area that you found the animal
  • Post ads for free on PawBoost and Craigslist
Quick Reference

Knoxville Animal Control

Knox County Animal Control

Pet Emergency Clinic

If you have an injured pet or if you have found an injured pet after hours here is a list of Pet Emergency Clinics in the East Tennessee area. For a list of regular veterinarian clinics, please see our list of Participating Veterinarians.


Animal Emergency and Specialty Center

10213 Kingston Pike
(865) 693-4440

Knoxville Pet Emergency Clinic

1819 Ailor Ave NW
(865) 637-0114


Midland Pet Emergency Center

235 S Calderwood Street
(865) 982-1007


Animal Medical Center of Greeneville

370 Morgan Road
(423) 639-6777


Airport Pet Emergency Clinic

2436 Hwy 75
(423) 279-0574


Check out these tips for your canine companion animals.

Mental Stimulation Ideas:
1. Fill a Kong with peanut butter and freeze it.
2. Rotating toys so that your dogs never get tired of the same toys.
3. Go slow on your daily walk so your dog has time to smell all the scents in the area and change your normal walking routine for new scents.
Physical Stimulation Ideas:
1. Go for a walk, run or hike.
2. Playing fetch with your dog’s favorite toy or toys.
3. Going to the dog park to play with furry friends or for a swim.


Check out these tips for your feline companion animals.

Mental Stimulation Ideas:
1. Allow your cat to hunt for its food by either getting a slow feeder or little mice toys that you fill up to feed your cat.
2. Set up a bird feeder in your yard near a window so your cat can look outside.
3. Teach your cat to walk on a leash or consider building a catio.
Physical Stimulation Ideas: 
1. Get your cat moving by letting it chase a laser or other moving cat toys.
2. Get a scratching post or cat tower so that your cat can scratch and jump around in their own space.
3. Adopt a feline friend, at your local shelter, for your cat to play with! June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!


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