Forsyth Humane Society

Providing animal resource information, animal education, low cost spay / neuter assistance, and promotion of responsible pet ownership to Winston-Salem for over 70 years.

Lost & Found

After thoroughly searching your property and neighborhood on foot.
(checking under porches, under vehicles, in sheds & garages, drainage pipes and any other possible hiding places)

  • Click the link to check Forsyth County Animal Control‘s current lost/found listings.

  • Create a lost or found pet flyer. Click the link for a Lost Pet Template or a Found Pet Template. If you e-mail or bring us this flyer we will post it in the adoption center and on Facebook.

  • Visit WXII Pets for additional resources for posting and searching for lost pets.

  • Post your flyers in the area where the pet was lost or found.

    (Ask permission to post the signs and please remove them when your pet is found.)

  • If someone responds to your ad, use caution! Suggest meeting in front of your local law enforcement agency or a safe public place. Do not meet the caller alone.

  • Go to Forsyth County Animal Control located at 5570 Sturmer Park Circle to see if your lost pet has been surrendered to or picked up . (We suggest visiting them at least three times a week until your pet has been found.)

  • Place an ad in your local newspaper and/or check the “Found Animal” ads. The Winston-Salem Journal will place a “Found Animal” ad at no charge to the finder.

  • WWW.FINDTOTO.COM is a for-profit mass phone calling/messaging service. The company is able (for a fee) to contact hundreds, even thousands of people in your neighborhood to notify them that you are looking for your pet. Prices start at $85 for 250 calls.


  • Having your pet micro-chipped for identification will greatly increase your chances of having your pet returned to you if lost.

    Click here to read more about microchipping your pet.

  • Collars with identifying information and a phone number will help return your pet.

  • Spaying/neutering your pet will reduce its desire to wander far from home.

  • If you need a fence to keep your pet safely confined, contact UNchain Winston at (336) 365-8291.