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What to do if you’ve found an animal.

follow these steps:

  • Please go to to make a flyer and register the Found animal We will share it on the main page.

  • Make a "FOUND" report with Animal Control (402-441-7900) and with Capital Humane Society (402-441-4488). **

  • Place a "FOUND" report on Craigslist.

  • Walk the animal around your neighborhood to see if anyone recognizes it.

  • Place the "FOUND" flyers throughout your neighborhood on poles. Give a flyer to any delivery people, law enforcement, and postal carriers. **

  • Take it to a vet or Capital Humane Society to be scanned for a microchip

  • Call Lincoln Journal Star. They will place a FREE "FOUND" ad for a few days.

  • ** IMPORTANT: You have to do these actions legally in order to claim possession of the animal. If you plan on keeping it, you have to do these actions, and be in possession of the animal for 30 days before you can claim it for your own or re-home it. Otherwise, you can be charged with theft.