Stray and abandoned animals are picked up by shelter staff or brought into the shelter by concerned citizens within the city limits of Richland, Pasco and Kennewick, WA. At this time, there is no animal control services for county areas. All animals that come to the shelter are checked for a micro chip and evaluated for injury and disease.
If You Lost A Pet
Call the shelter to report that your pet is lost. The staff keeps a lost & found log. You will need to check the shelter and lost and found log daily for your pet. Since animal descriptions are subjective, it is best for owners to come to the shelter in person. You can also check the newspaper, craigslist.com and petfinder.com. There is a bulletin board in the shelter for lost animal ads/pictures. The shelter holds each animal for 3 business days to give the owners a chance to claim their pet. The animal is then put up for adoption. The shelter can only accept cash when claiming your pet. Please see below for city ordinance/impound fee. Each city varies. In rare cases, an animal may be gently euthanized due to aggression or severe injury or illness.
If You Found A Stray Animal
If you find a stray animal within the city limits, you can take it to the shelter within 3 business days. If you choose to care for it while looking for the owners, you must report that to the shelter within 3 business days, or the shelter cannot accept the animal. The shelter does not accept any animals outside of the city limits.
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Operation Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.