Bringing an animal to the shelter  

A stray animal can be a lost pet or an animal that does not have a home.  

At Washington County Animal Services and the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter, we are here to help stray pets find their way back home, and help stray animals find their way to the best possible outcome   

If you have found a stray animal and are unable to find its owner, please see our lost and found page for more information on what to do next.   

Intake of owner-surrenders and animal rehoming  

We are generally unable to take in animals that owners cannot keep and need to find a new home for.  

If you own an animal and need to find a new home for it, visit our pet rehoming page for advice and resources.  

Do not abandon your pet. It is against the law. You could be cited for animal abandonment and it puts the animal at risk for injury or death. Let us help you with conversations about resources available to help both you and your pet.