We admit an average of 11 animals each day. Some are lost and others are given to us by people who can no longer care for them. Of course, this is only an average. Some days we receive many more or less.
If you are missing a pet, please leave a message (24/7) or lost report with shelter personnel at 301-600-1546. Describe your pet as best you can, let us know how to contact you, and email a picture of your pet to Animal Control. A picture is so helpful. For example, a mixed lab can be any color or size. Please come in person to view the lost animals at the Animal Control Office during office hours. Proof of ownership to reclaim a pet can be in the form of photos, bill of sale and/or vet records.
Always contact the Frederick County Animal Control and Adoption Center to report a lost pet. People often confuse the shelter with The Frederick County Humane Society, which does not house stray animals. While it is helpful to contact veterinarians and rescue groups about a lost pet, and post notices on social networking websites those messages do not automatically get to us or to someone who may find your pet.
Below is a list of lost animals admitted to the shelter in the last few days. We hold lost animals for 5 days before they are available for adoption, rescue, or euthanasia. Once they are available for adoption, you can see much better pictures on petango.com. We do not euthanize healthy friendly pets but many stray animals arrive injured or sick. We will care for them as long as we are able in hopes of finding a rightful owner but in some cases this is not an option for the safety of the staff or to prevent suffering of an individual animal. We do our best to find you. Pets with microchips and ID tags have the best chance of being reunited with their families.
Click here for more information on reclaiming your pet.
Updated January 27 @ 12:15pm
231628 Cat Domestic Shorthair Mix F Brown Tabby 1/26 150 BLK HARPERS WAY Frederick 21702
231629 Cat Domestic Shorthair Mix U Orange White Tabby 1/27 W. Patrick St. Frederick 21703
231630 Cat Domestic Shorthair Mix M Orange Tabby 1/27 7000 BLOCK CATALPA RD Frederick 21703
231626 Cat Domestic Shorthair Mix F White Orange Calico 1/26 13400 block of Reed Rd Thurmont 21788
231620 Cat Domestic Shorthair Mix M Black 1/24 14100 BLOCK UNIONVILLE RD Mount Airy 21771
231619 Dog Shepherd Mix M Sable Black 1/24 NEAR PETSMART ON OSPREY WAY Frederick 21701
231607 Cat Domestic Shorthair Mix U Brown Tabby 1/23 8600 BLOCK SHANK RD, MIDDLETOWN, MD 21769
231605 Cat Domestic Shorthair Mix F White Grey 1/23 2440 BLK LAKESIDE DRIVE Frederick 21702
231606 Cat Domestic Shorthair Mix F Grey 1/23 BLOCK BETHEL ROAD, FREDERICK, MD 21702
231614 Dog Terrier, American Pit Bull Mix M Grey White 1/23 10000 Block of Baldwin Road E Monrovia 21770
231615 Dog Terrier, American Pit Bull Mix M Grey 1/23 10000 Block of Baldwin Road E Monrovia 21770
231616 Cat Domestic Longhair Mix M Black White Tuxedo 1/24 4600 NEWINGTON RD Jefferson 21755
231617 Cat Domestic Shorthair Mix U Grey White Tabby 1/24 10000 Block of Reed Road Thurmont 21788
231618 Cat Domestic Shorthair Mix U Grey 1/24 10000 Block of Catoctin Furnace Road Thurmont 21788
231591-231592 Cat Domestic Shorthair Mix U Brown 1/20 8000 Block of Shank Road Middletown 21769
231598 Cat Domestic Shorthair Mix M Orange White 1/21 TASKERS CHOICE/BLAIR LN/SCHAFFER WAY Frederick 21702