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Found Animals

If you have lost a pet, please file a lost animal report.

If you have found a lost pet, please file a found animal report.


Animals at the shelter

Please scroll down for information on how to claim an animal.

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Dog
Retriever / Alaskan Husky
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Dog
Mastiff / Mix
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Dog
Mastiff / Mix
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Dog
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
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Dog
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
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Dog
Shiba Inu / Mix
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Dog
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
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Dog
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
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Dog
Terrier / Mix
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Dog
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
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Dog
Pomeranian / Mix
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Cat
Domestic Shorthair / Mix
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Cat
Domestic Shorthair / Mix
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Cat
Domestic Shorthair / Mix
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Cat
European Shorthair / Mix
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Cat
Domestic Shorthair / Mix
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Cat
Domestic Shorthair / Mix
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Cat
Domestic Longhair / Mix
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Cat
Domestic Shorthair / Mix
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Cat
Domestic Shorthair / Mix
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Cat
Domestic Shorthair / Mix
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Cat
Domestic Longhair / Mix
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Cat
Domestic Longhair / Mix
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Cat
Domestic Shorthair / Mix
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Cat
Domestic Shorthair / Mix
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Cat
Domestic Longhair / Mix
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Guinea Pig
Guinea Pig / Guinea Pig
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Guinea Pig
Guinea Pig / Guinea Pig

Animals found by private individuals

The following animals have been found by private individuals or other agencies and are not being held by MHHS. MHHS cannot guarantee the accuracy or content of the information provided in each posting. Please contact the individual posting the report directly to reclaim your pet.

 
Found in Colonie Found in Albany Found in Guilderland
 
Found in Brunswick Found in cohoes Found in Averill Park/Crooked Lake
 
Found in Troy Found in Albany Found in Schenectady
 
Found in Albany Found in Albany Found in Cohoes
 
Found in Albany Found in Albany Found in colonie
 


Claiming Lost Pets

To locate a lost pet, call nearby shelters, rescue groups and your local Animal Control office. Also note Tips on Preventing Your Pet from Getting Lost.

The Society houses stray animals from Albany and Rensselaer counties. Lost pets are held for owners to claim at MHHS for five days if brought in without identification and seven days with identification. After the applicable redemption period has passed, the owner forfeits ownership of the animal and the animal may be adopted to a new home.

If your pet is at the shelter, you will need the following to redeem your pet:
  • Proof of current license (dogs only)
  • Proof of current rabies vaccination*
  • Driver's license or photo ID
  • Proof of ownership (such as a photo of the pet)

Dog owners may also be required to obtain a release from the clerk in the city or town where the dog was found before the dog can be released.

*If you do not have proof that your pet has a current rabies vaccination, one can be administered by the Society's veterinarian for an additional fee. A current rabies vaccination will be required to obtain a dog license.


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