It’s easier for us to post the lost/found pet if you submit the online form as it has the specific information we can put in the post (i.e. owner’s contact information, where animal was last seen or found, date last seen or found, etc.) If you have a picture, you can also upload it from the form which can be very helpful in reuniting a pet with it’s owner.
Help us keep our postings current and please contact us to remove your posting if you’re reunited with your lost pet. Postings will expire and be deleted after 30 days.
If you live in or near The Villages, you can call The Villages radio station AM640 WVLG at (352)750-9854 or (352)259-6400. Most pets are located or reunited with their owners within hours of being mentioned on the station.
Intake of Animals
Intake of animals at HSSPCA is at the Kennel Manager’s discretion and always subject to available space. Animals that have been previously adopted from HSSPCA can always be returned to us. When we do not have space, the public can take animals to Sumter County Animal Services. We make every effort to get every animal we can out of Animal Services to placement in a home or with another no-kill rescue organization.
Baby Animals or Injured Wildlife
When finding a baby animal it is generally best to leave it alone. Often the animal is not orphaned, and the parent may be out getting food for the animal, or watching the baby from a distance. Never pick up baby animals and remove them from their natural environment!
When encountering wildlife, please contact permitted FWC (Florida Wildlife Conservation) transporter Claudia Labbe at 352-817-3995. She can assess your animal’s situation directly to determine what will be the best response for injured, orphaned or sick wild animals.
Please DO NOT feed or offer water to any animal you find unless directed to do so by an FWC permitted rehabilitator as this will potentially cause further health issues such as delaying medical intervention, digestive complications and aspiration pneumonia.
Claudia’s regional territory for FL Fish and Wildlife covers mainly Sumter plus nearby Lake & Marion counties.
Stray Animals at YOUR Humane Society SPCA
YOUR HUMANE SOCIETY SPCA USING NEW FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY FOR LOST PETS
Partnering with Finding Rover using revolutionary technology to identify lost pets in Sumter County, Florida
YOUR Humane Society SPCA is very excited to announce their brand new partnership with Finding Rover! Celine Petrie, Acting Director of Sumter’s no-kill shelter commented “This is one more way we strive to keep your pets safe. In addition to the current resources we provide our community such as our free emergency wallet cards, our disaster prep handouts and our pet alert window clings, we wanted to add another important component to a pet owner’s toolkit with Finding Rover, an amazing application of facial recognition technology for pets.”
Finding Rover is a FREE service that uses patented Facial Recognition technology to help reunite lost dogs and cats with their families! As a partner, the community can now see if their lost pet is in the shelter’s care with just a few clicks. Additionally, people looking to adopt can see the dogs and cats that are available at YOUR Humane Society SPCA.
Every dog and cat that leaves YOUR Humane Society SPCA, through a reunion or an adoption, can remain protected on Finding Rover when the pet parent registers on Finding Rover with the same email address that the shelter has on file. If that dog or cat ever gets lost, their record will already be in the system, and identifying that pet will be a snap.
We highly encourage everyone to register with a personal Finding Rover account by going to www.FindingRover.com/register. It just takes a minute to help bring your pet home faster in the event they are unexpectedly separated from you! Don’t wait until you lost your pet.
- Enter your name, email address, and zip code
- Upload a face-forward photo of your pet
- Enter a few main details about your pet
It’s that simple and completely FREE!
Join YOUR Humane Society SPCA and get connected to the Finding Rover community by registering TODAY!
YOUR Humane Society SPCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill organization helping animals in need throughout their community as Sumter County, Florida’s oldest and largest private no-kill shelter. Donations directly help to cover the cost of saving, treating and caring for neglected, abused and abandoned animals. Learn more about them at hsspca.org, 352-793-9117, on Facebook or visit them at 994 CR 529A, in Lake Panasoffkee, FL. Office open: Mon.-Sat. 8am-4:00pm. Kennel Pet Viewing: Mon.-Sat. 9:00am-3:30pm. Due to COVID-19 concerns, visitors are required to make an appointment to visit the shelter until further notice.