We update often but if you have just found a dog, please call all of the following numbers immediately. Sawyer County can accept found/stray dogs FROM SAWYER COUNTY ONLY (from outside the LCO reservation boundaries) and must be taken to the Sawyer County Dog Pound. If the dog is found on the LCO reservation, please contact the LCO Animal Control Officer. The Northwoods Humane Society cannot accept stray dogs. If you choose to hold the dog and try to find the owner please consider that you are taking on a project that entails some responsibilities. There is no way a frantic owner can possibly know where to look for their dog unless you make every effort to make the information public. That includes newspaper ads, posters, and internet media. Be aware also that if you keep the dog for 7 days, ANIMAL CONTROL will consider the dog yours and WE cannot take it. We have many visitors to our area and often they don't know where to report a lost dog, so they may have called any of the following places.
Note: The Sawyer County Dog Pound does not take in stray cats. The NHS shelter is OFTEN full and it is best to call ahead to see if there is room for a cat you have found.
If you have lost a pet, time is of the essence. Be sure to report to the numbers listed and be as detailed as you can be when describing the animal and the area in which it was lost.
Please contact the shelter if you have need of assistance.
Lost/Found Sawyer County Dogs - Sawyer County Animal Control/Dog Pound 715-634-5139
Please leave a detailed message with date, time, description of the dog and your contact information.
If the pound is closed, contact the Sawyer County Sheriffs Department at 715-634-5213.
Lost/Found LCO Reservation Dogs/Cats:
Call LCO Animal Control at 715-699-9017 and the LCO police at 715-634-8350. Please leave a detailed message with date, time, description of the dog/cat and your contact information.
Lost Dog Article - July 2023
You may also want to check with one of our local Veterinarians :
Hayward Animal Hospital 715-634-8971
Leading Edge Vet Clinic 715-934-9055
Seeley Vet Clinic 715-634-5996
Family and Farm Vet Clinic 715-462-4949
You may also send lost/found information and picture to Sawyer County Animal Control via Facebook
Until further notice, Shelter Hours are by Appointment Only