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If you’ve found a lost dog

Hill Country Humane Society is contracted with seven entities, we must carefully manage our intake process to ensure the well-being and care of each animal we take in. If you are unable to keep the dog you have found, please notify your local Animal Control Officer. As part of our contractual obligations, we can only accept intakes from them. It is essential to follow the proper procedures to ensure the well-being and proper care of the animal.

  • Take them to the nearest vet clinic to have them scanned for a microchip for free.
  • Knock on the doors of neighbors. Most lost dogs are found within 1,000 feet of their home.
  • Take an unaltered photo of the dog. Do not assume its breed.
  • Hang large and brightly colored posters in the area you found the pet.
  • Post on Nextdoor, Petco Love Lost, Facebook; groups- Hill Country lost and found pets,Hill Country pets, Hill Country Scanner, and city specific groups, Craigslist – Pets; – Lost and Found.
  • Call HCHS at 512-793-5463 and submit a lost pet report
  • Notify your local Animal Control Officer

Llano County: 325-247-5767
Burnet County: 512-756-8080
City of Burnet: 512-756-6404
City of Horseshoe Bay: 830-598-2633
City of Granite Shoals: 830-598-4818
City of Marble Falls: 830-693-3611
City of Llano: (325) 247-5767

If you’ve found Kittens

If you find young kittens without their mom, it does not necessarily mean they have been abandoned. Their mother could be out looking for food or finding a more suitable home for her kittens. If you find one or two kittens, mama may be in the process of moving the family and is on her way back for the others. If the kittens appear healthy, please wait and observe from a distance for an hour or two before doing anything else. Important Note: When dealing with mother cats, it’s essential to exercise patience and discretion. These vigilant felines can spot you from a distance. We kindly request that you stay indoors and out of sight for at least 6 hours before drawing any conclusions. For detailed guidance on your next steps, please refer to the following link.

We sincerely appreciate your dedication to ensuring the safety and well-being of these kittens. We understand that this approach may not align with your initial assumptions, but we want to assure you that it is backed by scientific research and studies. Your efforts in following this method will greatly benefit the kittens’ health and development. Thank you for your understanding and compassion in making a positive impact on their lives.

Cat specific rescue groups:

Hill Country Cats: 830-265-9999

Forgotten Felines: 512-709-7020

If you are in a situation where you must care for neonatal kittens, we are here to help. Please visit our section on kitten care for valuable information and support.

If you’ve found a lost cat –

Around 35% of owners let their cats roam freely, sometimes without visual identification, like a collar or tag. If a small portion of the cat’s left ear has been surgically removed, that’s called an ‘eartip’. An ear tip is a universal sign that this community cat has already been spayed or neutered! Many outdoor cats may not have an ‘owner’ but do have someone who feeds them and looks out for them who doesn’t let them inside.

Use this paper collar template to check!
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