Jasper County Animal Rescue League and Humane Society 

Lost & Found Pets 

If you've lost a pet please call us at (641) 792-5407 or stop by the shelter during our normal hours of operation.  If a lost pet has an ID tag or a microchip, we will make all reasonable efforts to contact the owner. 


Helpful hints for finding a lost pet:


  • Act fast!  Please contact the shelter as soon as your pet is missing to complete a Lost Pet form. 
  • Contact local veterinarians.  Some may have "Lost & Found" bulletin boards in their offices.
  • Search the "Lost & Found" section of your local newspaper.
    -Also, submit your own lost pet ad to the paper, such as  The Newton Daily News. They are very helpful in  running ads for lost pets and they run these ads free of  charge!
  • Utalize social media - post photos and information on your missing pet. 
  • Notify family members and friends who are familiar with your pet.
  • Look for flyers and post flyers (if permitted).
  • Dont' give up!  Some pets are found after months of searching.
  • If your pet is microchipped, please contact the microchip company and inform them your pet is missing. 



One of the main reasons that pets will stray is that they haven't been spayed or neutered.  Spaying or neutering  will eliminate your pets reproductive instincts and will help us in our goal of reducing overpopulation in our county and shelter.


Reclaim Fees


If your pet is picked up during or after normal business hours, there are fee's associated with reclaiming your pet. Iowa state law requires all animals be current on their rabies vaccine prior to release from the shelter, please bring proof of current rabies vaccine when coming to claim your animal. If you do not have proof of current vaccinations for your pet - please notifty the shelter staff so that your animal can get vaccinated. 


All animals are vaccinated, dewormed and flea  treated upon intake.  Additionally, they are provided food, water, shelter and in some cases veterinary care during their stay.  


Please note that any dog not reclaimed after 7 days will become the property of Jasper County Animal Rescue League & Humane Society.


Any cats not reclaimed after 3 days will become the property of Jasper County Animal Rescue League & Humane Society. 

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