Stray Animals & Courtesy Posts

Since our presence has evolved in the community, many people have relied on us for help even before our shelter is built. Even though we do not have a shelter yet, we are committed to helping people and their pets.

Pets listed below are Stray Animals and Courtesy Posts. They are not under MAPS care or control. Please contact the individual listed next to the pet for more information.

MAPS strongly encourages all pet owners to always have up-to-date identification tags on their pet. The BEST way to increase your chances of finding your lost pet is to have your pet microchipped!



Report a Lost Pet...

In the Marshfield area, call dispatch at 715-387-4394 to alert local law enforcement.

Then file a report with us:

FOR DOGS: File a lost dog report with Lost Dogs of Wisconsin
We will link this information to our website and Facebook page.

FOR CATS: Send us an email with the cat’s description, last known location and your contact information. We will post this info on our website and Facebook page.

Tips for Finding a Lost Pet


Found a Lost Pet

If you live within Marshfield city limits, call dispatch at 715-387-4394. An officer will assist you in picking up the lost cat or dog

Outside city limits: Call your township or village chairman/president for information regarding ordinance procedures where you live.

Take the pet to the nearest veterinarian to have them scanned for a microchip.


Need to Rehome Your Pet?

We realize that sometimes it is necessary to find a new home for your pet and the decision to do so is often difficult. If you are faced with this difficult decision, we strongly encourage you to exhaust all resources yourself.

Start by asking friends, family and people you know. Maybe they can help.

Many wonderful shelters and humane societies take surrenders. Contact them. They will screen potential adopters, giving your pet a better chance of finding a loving permanent home.

Tips for Finding a Responsible Home for Your Pets - HSUS

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Found Pets in 2017
Please microchip your pets!

Found Pets in 2016


Lost Pets


Plan Be PROACTIVE!

Before your pet goes missing:

• Take a current, clear photo of you pet (without children in it) and keep it handy.

• Ensure proper ID tags are on your pet at all times and make sure your contact info (phone number) on tags is up-to-date.

• Get your pet MICROCHIPPED!
Call 715-486-5140 to schedule an appointment with MAPS.
Cost is $15 and includes registration.

• Spay/neuter your pet! Studies have shown that sterilized animals are less likely to roam.


Don't think this will happen to you?
One in three pets will get lost. Without proper ID, only 10% return home!


Lost Dog Flyer1 You've LOST your DOG, now what?

• Place food, water, dog’s bedding or clothing with your scent by location dog left from (t-shirts, pajamas, pillow cases, etc).

• Use this link to Create a Printable Flyer

• Grab your flyers, a leash and start searching your neighborhood. Hang the flyers on utility poles by traffic stops. 

• Talk to everyone you see especially children playing outside. Kids tend to notice animals!


• Notify your veterinary clinic and microchip company (if dog is microchipped) to let them know your pet is missing. Confirm they have your current contact information.

• Follow the Report a Lost Pet info on the right of this page.


Lost Cat You've LOST your CAT, now what?

• Search every nook and cranny of your house and grounds. Cats are notorious for exploring new places!

• Use this link to Create a Printable Flyer

• Grab your flyers, a carrier and start searching your neighborhood. Hang the flyers on utility poles by traffic stops. 

• Talk to everyone you see especially children playing outside. Kids tend to notice animals!

• Notify your veterinary clinic and microchip company (if cat is microchipped) to let them know your pet is missing. Confirm they have your current contact information.

• Follow the Report a Lost Pet info on the right of this page.


Found Pet Alert Icon You FOUND a PET, what do you do?

• Be careful! The animal could be very scared and attempt to bite if it feels threatened. Move slowly and do not chase.

• Check for license, microchip or ID tags. Even if the animal does not have a microchip tag, it still may have a microchip! Consider taking the animal to a local veterinary office or shelter to be scanned for a microchip.

• Ask people around the area you found the animal in case the owners live nearby.

• Follow the Found a Lost Pet info on the right of this page.

• REMEMBER: If you find an animal, it's not “finder’s keepers”. Assume every animal has a concerned owner looking for them.


Info Required Information!

Whether you have FOUND an animal or LOST your pet, have this ready:

► clear photo of animal
► location where found or lost
► date and time 
► color/markings/breed
► gender and size
► your name & phone number


More Links & Resources

More Lost & Found Dog Info

Lost Cats of Wisconsin

Lost & Found listing on Craiglist