Lost & Found

Reuniting Lost Pets

We are Oʻahu’s official pet lost and found.  Animals arrive at Hawaiian Humane throughout the day and night, and our lists of lost and found pets are updated daily.

If you’ve lost a pet

Please act immediately if your pet is lost, as he or she may already be at Hawaiian Humane. Animals that arrive without identification such as a microchip, license, or tag are held for 48 hours before being evaluated for adoption, so prompt action is necessary.

Please complete a Lost Report and head to our Mōʻiliʻili Campus Admissions Center during normal operating hours to walk-through to see if your pet has already been turned into our care. You can also view a real-time updated listing of Found Pets both with Hawaiian Humane or in community care on our website. Bring any proof of ownership that you have including photos, veterinary records, or licensing or microchip information. If you are away and a pet sitter is claiming your pet, please complete the Consent for Care Form.

If your pet is microchipped, licensed or tagged, but your contact information has changed, please contact our Lost and Found at 808-356-2228 and immediately update your information with the manufacturer of your pet’s microchip. 

If you’ve found a pet

If you have found a stray pet, please bring it to the Admissions Center at our Mōʻiliʻili campus. Please bring dogs in on a leash and cats or other small animals in a secure carrier.

If you have found a pet and would prefer to care for it in your own home, please file a Found Report.

There is no fee to bring a stray animal into the Admissions Center.

Other ways to find a lost pet

  • Use Social Media
    • Paw Posse ‘Ohana is the largest community group focused on reuniting lost pets with their families on Oʻahu. 
    • Post on your social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and ask friends and followers to share.
  • Post flyers in your neighborhood and give copies to local veterinarians. 

Flyers should include at least the following:

  • Description of your pet (e.g. – brown dog, all black cat with orange eyes)
  • Recent image(s) of your pet
  • Pet’s name
  • Owner contact information (email, phone number or both)


  • Check out our partners at Lost.PetcoLove.org. They are the only searchable national database that uses facial recognition technology to help reunite you with your pet.