Found Pets

Thank you for helping out lost pets in your community!  The GAHS takes in stray animals from the following municipalities:  Auburn, Canton, Greene, Hebron (cats only), Leeds, Lewiston, Livermore, Minot, New Gloucester, Turner, and Wales.  

It is a good idea to alert your town animal control officer or law enforcement about the stray pet you found, because they may already be in contact with the owner who is searching for their pet.

Auburn- ACO Officer Davison, Auburn Police Department- (207) 333-6650 x2058

Canton- ACO Richard Burton, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office- (207) 743-9554

Greene- ACO Wendell Strout, Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office- (207) 753-2500

Hebron- ACO Robert Larrabee, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office- (207) 743-9554

Leeds- ACO Wendell Strout, Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office- (207) 753-2500

Lewiston- ACO Wendell Strout, Lewiston Police Department- (207) 784-6421

Livermore- ACO Richard Burton, Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office- (207) 753-2500

Minot- ACO Robert Larrabee, Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office- (207) 753-2500

New Gloucester- Ellen Forbes, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office- (207) 893-2810

Turner- ACO Wendell Strout, Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office- (207) 753-2500

Wales- ACO Wendell Strout, Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office- (207) 753-2500

Other Animal Control Officers by Town

Stray animals can be brought to us during our normal shelter hours. We’ll need some basic information from you, as well as details as to where the pet was found and in what circumstances.  Please note that a photo ID is required to bring in a stray pet to our facility.

You can also upload a photo of the found pet to see if owners are searching. Petco Love Lost has a facial recognition software platform that can reunite pets!

Stray Cats and Kittens– Many owned cats are let outdoors to roam freely. This can make it difficult to determine if a cat is lost, a stray, or simply visiting before he heads home. Follow the useful tips here to help to determine the best course of action. For kittens found outdoors. Check out this helpful guide from The Kitten Lady, and the age chart from Alley Cat Allies.

You can also watch our Pet Talk! Episode all about helping stray cats and kittens.