Lost & Found Pets

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Preparation is Key

Each cat and dog adopted from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter is microchipped before leaving the facility. In addition, thanks to Friends and your support, each goes home wearing a collar with a personalized tag, and a leash (dogs only).

Despite these preventative measures, pets can get lost.

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Lost Pets

If your pet is lost:

Found Pets

If you find a pet:

  • File a found pet report with the Shelter.
  • Even if you are planning to hold on to the pet yourself, please file a report.

Our Board

Our Volunteer Board of Directors furthers the mission and vision of FFCAS improving the lives of homeless pets


Our Shelter

Each year, more than 5,000 domestic animals make their way to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.  

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View our current and historical annual reports.



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