The first thing to do, after thoroughly searching your own neighborhood, is to visit Indianapolis Animal Care & Control to report the lost pet and view the stray animals. You can visit us as often as you wish but you should stop in at least every couple of days to make sure the animal was not recently brought to our facility. Descriptions of the same animal can vary from one person to the next; so don't rely on a phone call to identify your pet.
When coming to look, please note that children 10 years of age and younger are not allowed in the stray dog/cat holding rooms. If you have young children with you while looking for an animal, they will need to be supervised by a parent/guardian at least 18 years of age in the lobby. Indianapolis Animal Care & Control staff cannot be responsible for watching children in the facility.
If you find your animal at the Indianapolis Animal Care & Control facility, you will need to provide proof of ownership for the animal (photos, vet records, microchip information). There may also be fees and citations when your animal is released.
If your pet is not found at Indianapolis Animal Care & Control, please report your pet missing to Indianapolis Lost Pet Alert. This is a free and separate service, completely run by volunteers.
Be sure to check out the other Indianapolis-area shelters:
7699 East 53rd StreetIndianapolis, IN 46226317.549.4814
18102 Cumberland RoadNoblesville, IN 46060317.773.4974
809 South State StreetGreenfield, IN 46140317.477.4367
945 East Main StreetDanville, IN 46122317.745.9250
7929 Michigan RoadIndianapolis, IN 46268317.872.5650
1061 Hospital RoadFranklin, IN 46131317.736.3924
705 Hale RoadShelbyville, IN 46176317.392.5127
1390 North Lynhurst DriveSpeedway, IN 46224317.241.2568