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Lost and Found Animals

Found Animals Listing

Animals that have been found by Animal Care can be viewed at the Found Animals Listing.

Lost Animals

A majority of the animals that are found in Garden Grove are lost “stray” pets. The animals are either found in the field by one of our officers or brought directly to the shelter by a member of the public. When an animal is found we check for a name tag, license tag and microchip. If the animal has any type of identification, the owner will be contacted. If your pet is microchipped, we will contact the microchip company to obtain the microchip information. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of these stray animals have identification.

Please make sure the microchip information on file with the microchip company or the animal license is accurate and up to date at all times. If you need to verify your animal’s microchip, contact your local veterinary office. The veterinarian should be able to provide you with the brand of chip, its number, and how to verify contact information.

Please remember, that with limited exception, GGMC 6.04.100B requires that a dog must wear its license tag at all times. Animals with current license tags or microchips with up to date information have a much higher chance of being reunited with their family as soon as the dog is located.

Found Animals

If you have found an animal, you should notify Garden Grove Animal Care Services at (714) 741-5565, or take it to the Orange County Humane Society immediately in order to reduce the delay in reuniting pets with their rightful owners.

If you contact Garden Grove Animal Care and leave a voicemail message or send an email to , the on-duty/on-call animal care officer is automatically notified and will contact you regarding the animal. For after-hours emergencies, call Garden Grove Police Department at (714) 741-5704.

If you are interested in keeping an animal you have found, please advise the Garden Grove Animal Care staff member and they will assist you with the process. If the owner is not located, you can apply to adopt the animal. The Orange County Humane Society has many wonderful animals that need loving homes.

Orange County Humane Society

21632 Newland Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 536-8480

If you're concerned about a lost pet, that does not have a tag or microchip, and think it may have been found deceased, please contact our office at (714) 741-5565 or email us at to inquire. Please provide a description of the animal (species, breed, color, etc) and your address.

If the animal has a license tag or a microchip, we will contact the owner using the information on the tag or the chip.