Found Pets in our Care

Currently staying at HSSW

Verification and Redemption of Pets

If you think an animal in our care listed below is your pet, you may visit the shelter during regular hours - Noon-6:00 pm daily. Appointments are preferred. Please make an appointment by contacting our team at [email protected] or 360.213.2621. Please see our regular business hours for holiday hours or closures.

Redemption Information and Fees

  • Redemption Process

    Our staff will accompany pet owners into our lost/stray pet area for in-person identification. If a pet is identified by the owner, we require additional verification of ownership to help ensure we are safely reuniting a pet with its family. The most common form of verification is microchip registration. If microchip registration is unavailable, additional forms of verification may be provided. 

    • County license information registered to the pet
    • One or more recent photos (preferably from multiple angles or including unique markings) to help identify the pet
    • Vet records of the pet

    If the above methods of verification are unavailable, our team can provide additional support to assist with other methods of verification. If you have any questions, contact our team in advance at the information above or in person when reclaiming your pet.

    Once ownership has been verified, the person reclaiming the pet will need to provide a valid identification (photo ID preferred) and pay any applicable redemption and licensing fees. 

  • Redemption Fees

    Fees are charged upon redemption according to the location where the animal was found. All fees are set by municipal code to help cover the cost of impounding stray animals. All animals received as lost/stray will incur impoundment and boarding fees. Transportation, medical and licensing fees may also apply.

    HSSW is not able to waive or adjust fees without authorization from the Manager of Clark County Animal Protection & Control. 

    Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, and La Center

    Impoundment (in a 12-month period):
    1st impoundment - $25
    2nd impoundment - $50
    3rd or more impoundments - $100

    Boarding Fees:
    Charged daily until redemption, including the day the animal arrives
    $25/day - dogs, cats, small mammals

    Medical Fees:
    Charged when an animal requires immediate medical care during the stray holding period
    $50 (or actual costs incurred)

    Clark County

    Impoundment (in a 12-month period):
    1st impoundment - $40
    2nd impoundment - $65
    3rd or more impoundments - $115

    Boarding Fees:
    Charged daily until redemption, including the day the animal arrives
    $25/day - dogs, cats, small mammals
    $50/day - livestock

    Transportation Fees:
    Per animal, charged when the animal was brought to HSSW by a Clark County Animal Protection and Control Officer
    $50/day - dogs, cats, small mammals
    $50/day - livestock

    City of Camas

    Cats - Clark County impoundment fees apply
    Dogs - See Below

    Impoundment (in a 12 month period):
    1st impoundment - $40
    2nd or more impoundments - $55

    Boarding Fees:
    Charged daily until redemption
    $20/day

    Quarantine Boarding Fees
    $10/day
    *License fees must be paid via the City of Camas

    City of Washougal

    Cats - Clark County impoundment fees apply
    Dogs - See Below

    Impoundment (in a 12 month period):
    1st impoundment - $25
    2nd impoundment - $75
    3rd or more impoundments - $150

    Boarding Fees:
    Charged daily until redemption
    $25/day

    Quarantine Boarding Fees:
    $10/day
    *License fees must be paid via the City of Washougal

  • Pet Licenses

    In Clark County and its inclusive cities, it is required by law that owned cats and dogs are licensed.

    As a licensing agent for Clark County, our staff is required to issue a license to any unlicensed animal being redeemed at our shelter. Licensing fees apply and include a nominal agent fee. Learn more about licensing at Clark County's Pet Licensing page or call 564.394.2489.


Found Animals in Our Care

The animals listed below were found in our community - they are not available for adoption. We do not accept requests for adoption holds, rescue placement, offer adoption wait lists, or provide additional information about adoptable status for any animal listed below. 


Delfina

Delfina

  • Chihuahua
  • Female
  • 16 years, 9 months
  • Tan
  • Date Found: 5/26/2024

157737

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Male
  • 1 years, 6 months
  • Black
  • Date Found: 5/26/2024

157738

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Male
  • 1 years, 6 months
  • Blue Tabby
  • Date Found: 5/26/2024

157736

  • Golden Retriever
  • Male
  • 1 years, 10 months
  • Gold
  • Date Found: 5/26/2024

157735

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Female
  • 3 years, 0 months
  • Buff Tabby
  • Date Found: 5/26/2024

157727

  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Female
  • 0 years, 6 months
  • Torbie
  • Date Found: 5/26/2024

157732

  • Chicken (juvenile)
  • Unknown
  • 0 years, 0 months
  • Brown
  • Date Found: 5/25/2024

157733

  • Chicken (juvenile)
  • Unknown
  • 0 years, 0 months
  • Brown
  • Date Found: 5/25/2024

157731

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Female
  • 2 years, 0 months
  • Black
  • Date Found: 5/25/2024

157730

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Male
  • 4 years, 0 months
  • Black, White
  • Date Found: 5/25/2024

157712

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Male
  • 8 years, 0 months
  • Blue, White
  • Date Found: 5/25/2024

157729

  • Mixed Breed (Large)
  • Female
  • 1 years, 0 months
  • Tri Color
  • Date Found: 5/25/2024

Topanga

Topanga

  • All American Mixed Breed
  • Female
  • 2 years, 0 months
  • Black
  • Date Found: 5/25/2024

157714

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Male
  • 0 years, 0 months
  • Blue Tabby
  • Date Found: 5/25/2024

Trinket

Trinket

  • All American Mixed Breed
  • Male
  • 0 years, 4 months
  • Tan, White
  • Date Found: 5/25/2024

157709

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Male
  • 0 years, 0 months
  • Blue Tabby, White
  • Date Found: 5/25/2024

157710

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Male
  • 0 years, 0 months
  • Blue Tabby, White
  • Date Found: 5/25/2024

157711

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Female
  • 0 years, 0 months
  • Black
  • Date Found: 5/25/2024

157699

  • Australian Cattledog
  • Female
  • 2 years, 0 months
  • Black, White
  • Date Found: 5/25/2024

Tigress

Tigress

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Female
  • 1 years, 0 months
  • Brown Tabby, White
  • Date Found: 5/24/2024

Buttercup

Buttercup

  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Female
  • 1 years, 0 months
  • Brown Tabby, White
  • Date Found: 5/23/2024

157556

  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Female
  • 0 years, 0 months
  • Grey, White
  • Date Found: 5/21/2024


Additional Lost Pet Listings

Don't see your pet here? You can view a listing of pets reported to HSSW as "found" and not currently in our care. Click Here

You can also view lost pets at other local shelters at the links below. 

Humane Society of Cowlitz County  
West Columbia Gorge Humane Society