Found A Lost Animal

If you found a "non-vicious" stray animal there are various options for action:

  • Attempt to help the animal return home by making flyers and asking neighbors
  • Bring the animal to the Cabot Animal Shelter between noon-5pm
  • Call Animal Control for an Animal Services Officer to pick up the animal


The most important thing when you find a lost animal is to never approach an animal that you think might be dangerous.  Your personal safety is very important to us.  If you encounter a dog or cat that appears to be friendly, check for tags and call the numbers to assist the animal in getting back home.  If the animal is not wearing tags, bring him/her to the Cabot Animal Shelter or the nearest veterinary clinic to have the animal scanned for a microchip.


If you have found a stray dog or cat, but do not wish to surrender to the shelter, file a found pet report with the Cabot Animal Shelter.  Be aware that once the animal has been in your possession for 5 days you will need to make an appointment with the City of Cabot Animal Shelter to either "owner surrender" the animal to the shelter or to "license" the animal.  


During normal operating hours, we will come to pick stray dogs within the city limits.  Stray cats must be confined in a carrier of some sort before we can pick them up.  If you cannot get close enough to the animal to check it for tags or it is not wearing tags, call Animal Control so that we can attempt to capture it.  An Animal Services Officer will set humane traps to attempt to capture the animal, it needed.