Have you recently lost a pet....or have you found one?

Gwinnett Humane Society does not operate a shelter and does not pick up or take in found animals.We do provide a Lost & Found phone line to report lost animals adopted from our organization or found animals wearing Gwinnett Humane Society tags.

Animals adopted from Gwinnett Humane Society are issued ID tags at the time of adoption. These tags include our name and phone number and a C or D followed by a 4 digit number that identifies that pet.




If you've lost an animal you adopted from us
or have found an animal wearing a GHS tag,
please call 770-798-7711
and leave a message
on our Lost & Found line (line 4).




Information you should provide:

Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, and a detailed description of the animal. Include the type of animal, breed, sex, hair length and color, size, age, eye color, color and type of collar, any distinguishing characteristics, location, and the ID number from our tag. If the animal was lost, please note whether the animal was wearing their GHS tag at the time it was lost.

If the animal you found is not wearing a GHS ID tag or you are trying to locate a lost pet not adopted from us, contact Gwinnett County Animal Control at 770-339-3200 (do not leave a message on our Lost & Found line).

The Gwinnett County Animal Control shelter is located on Hi Hope Road at Hwy. 316 in Lawrenceville (behind the police station). Since found animals are currently held for 5 days and pets cannot be identified over the phone, its important to visit the shelter in person frequently, starting right away.

For additional help in locating a lost pet or a found pet's owner or to prevent pet loss, please read our tips listed on this page. We have also compiled a list of contact numbers for various metro-area agencies and shelters.

Here are some tips for locating your lost pet or the owners of a found pet:

Post signs in the area and in surrounding neighborhoods: If possible, include a photograph. Check with your local grocery store and pet supply store. They usually have a bulletin board where you can post your sign.

Contact area veterinarians, groomers, churches, and pet stores: Most will let you put up signs and may know of someone reporting the animal.

Contact other organizations and animal shelters: To search for a lost pet or turn in a found animal at one of the local Atlanta area shelters, see the list at the end of this page.

NOTE: Remember to check local shelters regularly. Your pet may be turned in the day after your visit and will only be held for a brief period of time due to space limitations. Frequent visits will increase your chances of finding your lost pet.

Place an ad in the following papers:

Gwinnett Daily Post (770-339-5486)
Atlanta Journal/Constitution (770-263-3000) or on the web at www.accessatlanta.com/ajc

NOTE: When placing your ad, be sure to leave out some details (such as the color or type of collar or some distinguishing mark) so you can be sure a caller correctly identifies the animal to you without your assistance.

Leave a familiar trail... Place items with their scent (like a bed, toy, or litter box) or your scent (like a worn article of clothing) outside your door. Also, consider emptying your vacuum cleaner outside your door. These familiar scents of hair, litter, etc., may be strong enough to draw them home if they're lost near-by.

Here are some tips for preventing the loss of a pet:

Place a secure collar and tags on your pet: Be sure the tag includes a contact name and phone number or even an email address where someone can reach you at all times.

NOTE: For cats, it's a good idea to purchase a "break-away" collar. A "break-away" collar has an elastic ring or an easy-open snap so the cat can free itself should the collar become snared on a tree branch so it won't strangle.

Consider microchipping or tattooing as a secondary means of protection: You can have a microchip inserted under the skin or a tattoo etched on the skin to distinguish your pet. The microchip or tattoo number is then registered with a service that keeps a record of your name and address on file. In the event the animal is turned in or reported, they will contact you. Most local shelters are supplied with microchip scanners. Remember to keep a record of the microchip or tattoo registration number on file in case you are contacted to identify the animal. Also, remember that the chip is invisible to anyone who might find your pet, so consider including a note that your pet is microchipped on his or her ID tag to notify a shelter volunteer.

Keep animals indoors when you are not home to supervise: Outdoor animals run a higher risk of becoming lost or stolen. Even a dog "secured" in a fenced yard can dig out or jump or climb the fence and quickly become lost. A cat who has free run outdoors can easily wander away from familiar surroundings. A thunderstorm, holiday festivities, or unusually high traffic can cause an animal to venture beyond its secure environment in search of a quieter retreat.

Spay/neuter your pets: This will keep them from wandering in search of a mate which can quickly put them in harm's way.

Local Atlanta Area Shelters & Other Humane Organizations
Atlanta Humane Society 404-875-5331 Fulton County Animal Control 404-794-0358
Cherokee County Animal Control 770-345-6035 Good Mews 770-499-2287
Cherokee County Animal Shelter 770-345-7270 Gwinnett County Animal Control 770-339-3200
Clayton County Animal Control 770-477-3509 Hall County Animal Control 770-531-6830
Cobb County Animal Control 770-428-5678 Henry County Animal Shelter 770-954-2443
Coweta County Animal Shelter 770-254-3735 Newton County Animal Control 770-786-9514
DeKalb Animal Control 404-294-2930 Paulding County Animal Control 770-445-1511
PAWS Atlanta (DeKalb 770-593-1155 Rockdale County Animal Control 770-785-5927
Douglas County Animal Control 770-942-5961 Walton County Animal Control 770-267-1322
Friends of Animals 404-378-2053    

*** We want to thank each of you that help these animals reunite with their owners and return to their homes.***