Below you will find a list of FOUND animals that have been dropped off at our facility and the reclaim process on how they can be returned home. 

If you are missing a pet that is not in the shelter, please fill out a Lost Report at the link below. will use facial recognition technology to inform you if your missing pet ever comes into the shelter.  Please make a new report every 30 days that your pet is missing.

If you see your pet at the shelter, please schedule a time to come visit us to reclaim your pet by e-mailing us at Reclaims are completed by appointment only.  Please read the reclaim process below to get started. 


1. Owner must have proof of ownership at the time of reclaim. Vet bills, 5 photos that show the animal over a period of time, or a bill of sale are acceptable documents. Microchips trump any other form of ownership information so please make sure that microchip information is updated on any family pets.

2. Reclaim fees are set forth and listed on our reclaim page and depend on the latest vaccine records and whether the pet has been altered and licensed through the city you reside. The reclaim fee chart is outlined but pricing estimates cannot be given out by phone.

3. All animals receive a booster vaccine on intake. These vaccines help to protect your pet from common illnesses in a shelter environment and help to limit the spread of contagious diseases in the public. 

4. Proof of rabies vaccination will be required at reclaim. Animals may not leave the shelter without a current rabies vaccination.

5. If you live in the city limits of Nampa or Caldwell, you will be required to purchase a dog license when reclaiming. Fees for licensing depend on if the dog is altered/intact or microchipped.

6. WVHS holds the canines for 5 business days, excluding weekends and holidays. If the dog is not claimed within that time they will be evaluated for adoption. Cats do not have a holding time, their hold time is dependent on space available in the shelter.

* Please note that animal control works with the shelter to help reunite lost pets- however, Animal Control and West Valley Humane Society are not the same entity and offer different services.

If your animal was brought to the shelter it was either by a concerned citizen or through Animal Control and not through shelter staff directly.

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