"How to Find a Lost Cat"

   Texas Lost & Found Cats

If you've lost a cat, below are some key links for Lost & Found cats 

both nationally and at local animal shelters in Austin, but be aware: it's always best to check shelters in person—or have someone do it for you. 


As an international pet detective, I can find a lost cat anywhere in the world, and have cats found in 17 countries so far. Just contact me and put  "HELP ME FIND MY CAT" in the subject line.




As you'll learn in "How to Find Your Lost Cat book"  checking shelters is important --but not the best way to spend your time in the first two days.


Lost Cat Finder offers a discount on materials if you are a member of the Austin Lost and Found Pets Facebook page: 





Austin also has a CATS ONLY lost and found FB page run by Robin Jones at https://www.facebook.com/groups/597173297122634/


Keep in mind, a lost cat may end up at a shelter a year or more after being lost, so keep checking for 12- 20 months. HOWEVER, your prime concern in the first two days is physically searching for your cat, getting the posters up and flyers out. 



Check the shelter for your lost cat every 3 days but focus your main energy on SEARCHING for your lost cat or luring your cat home as the book describes. For lost and found animals and petfinder options to find cat Houston and missing pets in San Antonio, ask a local pet detective who will know the animal rescue groups to notify and post your missing pet.



Where to post and search for "LOST & FOUND CATS" online:


National Lost Pet shelter site based on zip code:



Adopt a pet

Pet Harbor (Chameleon)

Pet Tango (Pet Point) 

HelpingLostPets (most states have their own page)



If you're in Austin, your lost cat would have be taken to the only open intake no-kill shelter in town:




If it's been over two weeks, also check:



2807 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78704 • Phone: 512-961-6519 

Fax: 866-272-5060


Austin Lost & Found Pets on Craigslist

Search Found cats in Austin here


Austin Pet Finder Lost & Found Pet Services



Austin Lost and Found Cats FB page Listings


Texas PetFinder




North Austin -Emergency Animal Clinic of Northwest Austin
12034 Research Boulevard, #8.
512- 331-6121
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 A.M. Monday -- Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m.
Saturday open at 8 a.m. re-open at 1:00 p.m. open until Monday at 7:00 a.m.

SOUTH AUSTIN - Emergency Animal Clinic
4434 Frontier Trail

512 899 - 0955 
Fax 512 892-7811


Monday - Friday open at 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. the following morning. Saturday open at 1:00 p.m. and stay open until 7:am Monday morning.

Note: Pictures of injured animals and animals in the Rabies Observation Area (who may have bitten in fear) are not available to the public. There should be something posted with a description of the animals in the hidden area. Descriptions of the same animal vary wildly from person to person. Don't rely on a piece of paper! Be persistent and insistent and you'll get into the Observation room.

Town Lake Animal Center Pictures Online: http://malford.ci.austin.tx.us/tlac/default.cfm
Stray, impounded and owner surrendered animals can be found in the stray building(Lost and Found) at TLAC).

Humane Society -SPCA Austin & Travis County

124 w. Anderson Lane



Travis County Animal Control (this is not alphabetized because it will be used frequently by Austin lost pet persons.) 512 469-2015  www.co.travis.tx.us



Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society, CLASS, (No-Kill Facility)

2170 Old Sattler Rd. Canyon Lake,


Jan McLean jmclean@gvtc.com



COMAL COUNTY (W of San Marcos, NW of New Braunfels)

There are two shelters in Comal County: Humane Society of New Braunfels and the City of New Braunfels Contact: Director Cheryl Krueger; Phone: (830) 629-5287


Guadalupe County Humane Society, (No-Kill Facility)

Margaret Svatek

830/372-2055 hours 10-2 Tuesday-Saturday

2484 Hwy. 46 N.


Hays County Animal Control,

San Marcos Animal Control (Kill Facility)

(512) 260-3602

(512) 260-7563 fax



Lost cats in KYLE, Wimberley and Dripping Springs, TX

PAWS Animal Shelter, (Kill-Facility)

48 Hwy 150 East, Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-1611 fax 512-268-0557

Patti Rudick Director, paws@corridor.net

Stacy Lovell, vet tech for PAWS Shelter for Animals staicydawn@hotmail.com

NEW WEBSITE! http://www.pawsshelter.org/


PFLUGERVILLE (Kill facility)

1600 Waterbrook Road, Pflugerville 78660.

Call the police department 512-251-4004 to get the shelter.

You must go down there since Pflugerville has no online list



San Antonio Animal Control 

Call (210) 207-6650 or 311


Guadalupe County Humane Society, (No-Kill Facility)

Margaret Svatek

830/372-2055 hours 10-2 Tuesday-Saturday

2484 Hwy. 46 N.



North Austin  & Georgetown

Williamson County Lost Cat Shelters:



  • Georgetown Animal Shelter www.petfinder.com/shelters/TX34.html Georgetown Animal Shelter is the municipal animal shelter for Georgetown Texas. We are part of Georgetown Animal Services.

  • Humane Society of Williamson County www.hswc.net/ As a service to our community, the Humane Society of Williamson County offers a variety of low-cost clinic services, which include: spay & neuter clinics, vaccination, and micro-chipping. HSWC also accepts animals from local kill shelters and from owners who are unable to care for their pets as space allows

  • Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter pets.wilco.org/  Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is located on approximately five acres on the Inner Loop in Georgetown just to the east of the entrance to the county's Juvenile Services building. The shelter is a collaborative effort between the county and participating cities of Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander and Hutto.