Getting The Process Started

When filling out your lost/found report, please include as much information as you can, as well as a photo of the animal.

If you have Facebook, please search for the “Kingston Community Lost & Found Pets” page and the “Lost & Found Pets (Kingston (Canada) and Surrounding Areas)” and post a lost/found pet on there as well. They are both wonderful pages that have had success in reuniting owners with their lost pets in the past.

After you have submitted your lost/found report please call or email [email protected] at least once a week so we can keep your animal fresh in our minds, and so we can continue renewing your lost report. In order to keep a close eye on all actively missing pets, we have to remove reports from individuals that have not reached out to us in over 1 month. So please be sure to stay in touch if your pet has not found their way home yet!

If you have found an animal and are unable to keep them until an owner is found, then please call 613-546-1291 ext. 102 or email [email protected] If you are unable to transport the animal, please call animal control at 613-546-4291 Ext. 3135 to organize a pick-up with them (they’re only able to pick up injured cats in the City of Kingston, but can pick up dogs in the Kingston or Frontenac area). For all other townships, please call: 613-541-3213. Unfortunately, staff at the Kingston Humane Society do not have the resources to go out into the community and collect animals.

Remember, if you have found an animal, you cannot simply keep it. There may be a distraught family looking for the found pet! You can visit any veterinary clinic or the shelter to have the pet scanned for a microchip. By submitting the report, it will notify the shelter that you have found an animal and give us the opportunity of trying to match it to our incoming animals.

If your lost/found pet ends up finding their way back home, please advise the shelter to cancel your lost/found report via email at [email protected]















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Pound Information

As a municipal pound provider, KHS steps outside its work as a local charity to enforce the Ontario Pounds Act and municipal contracts for pound services. Our role as a pound provider is to ensure lost pets are safe, have a secure place to stay and receive the care that they need.

Reclaim fees are set through municipal contracts and vary with each township.

The "pound hold status" gives owners the time to identify their pet and know their pet is secure as they make arrangements. The KHS holds the pound contracts for multiple municipalities. Stray animals are housed for a minimum of 72 hours (longer for certain jurisdictions) after the hold is completed the animal is transferred into the care and ownership of KHS. If you are missing your pet, please visit the shelter in person.

  • City of Kingston

    Dogs

    Stray hold 5 business days

    Animal at large fee: $88.05

    Admin Fee: $50

    Boarding Fee: $10

    Tag Sales

    Unaltered and no m/c: $60

    Unaltered and m/c: $50

    Altered and m/c: $30

    Altered (3+ dogs): $10

    Altered no m/c (3+ dogs): $15

    Cats

    Stray hold 3 business days

    Animal at large fee: $88.05

    Admin Fee: $50

    Boarding Fee: $10

    Quarantine or Court Ordered Fees

    10 day plus Impound Fee

    Impound Fee - $50 plus

    Boarding/day – $20

  • Loyalist

    Dogs

    Stray hold 3 business days

    Animal at large fee: $135

    Admin Fee: $50

    Boarding Fee: $10

  • South Frontenac

    Dogs

    NEW – Stray hold 3 business days

    Animal at large fee: $100

    Admin Fee: $50

    Boarding Fee: $10/day

    Tag Sales

    $15 – Jan 1 - Feb 28

    $30 – Mar 1 – Dec 31

    NEW DOG – if purchased after the price increase, there is a provision to charge the $15 fee instead of $30 for new dogs to the household

  • North Frontenac

    Dogs

    Stray hold 5 business days

    Animal at large fee: $75

    Admin Fee: $50

    Boarding Fee: $10/day

    Tag Sales

    $10 – Jan 1 – Mar 31

    $20 – Apr 1 – Dec 31

  • Central Frontenac

    Stray hold 5 business days

    Animal at large fee: $75

    Admin Fee: $50

    Boarding Fee: $10/day

    Tag Sales

    $12 – Jan 1 – Jun 30

    $25 – July 1 – Dec 31

  • Gananoque

    Dogs

    Stray hold 3 business days

    Animal at large fee: $120

    Admin Fee: $50

    Boarding Fee: $10/day

    Tag Sales

    $15 – Jan 1 – Feb 28

    $25 – Mar 1 – Dec 31

  • Stone Mills

    Dogs

    Stray hold 5 business days

    Animal at large fee: $75

    Admin Fee: $50

    Boarding Fee: $10/day

    Tag Sales

    $15 – Jan 1 – Mar 31

    $25 – Apr 1 – Dec 31

Tips You Should Know


Tips to find your lost pet

  1. Post ads on websites such as Kijiji & PetFinder, and Facebook’s “Kingston Community Lost and Found Pets” page.
  2. Canvas neighbours and walk through your neighbourhood.
  3. Fill out a lost pet report online, or if you’re having trouble, bring a photo of your lost pet to the Kingston Humane Society and fill out a report onsite.
  4. Make “Lost” posters for the neighbourhood that include a photo.
  5. Place ads in local papers.
  6. Call or visit vet clinics in your area and leave photos of your pet.
  7. Contact your local Animal Control.
  8. Expand your search by calling shelters in surrounding cities.

If you find an animal

If you have found an animal, you cannot simply keep it. There may be a distraught family looking for the found pet! You can notify us that you have found an animal by calling 613-546-1291. As well, advertise in the free ‘found’ section of the newspaper, post on social media sites, put up posters in your neighbourhood and bring the animal to our shelter or a veterinary clinic to scan for a microchip implant. If you are unable to meet the needs of the animal while you search for an owner or have no luck locating the owner, please book an appointment with the shelter staff at 613-546-1291 ext. 102 or contact animal control for your municipality.

LOST/FOUND REPORTS WILL EXPIRE ONE WEEK AFTER BEING SUBMITTED. Pet owners are required to renew their reports regularly by visiting or contacting the shelter. Please advise the shelter to cancel a lost report when pet is located.


Make your Pet Traceable

Get your pet microchipped as a permanent form of identification so that in the event that they do get lost they can be returned to you. The KHS runs microchip clinics throughout the year. Monitor our social media sites for the latest information on our upcoming clinics!