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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Animal Control creates new way to engage with community, help owners find lost pets


Animal Control, a program of Springfield-Greene Health, has launched a new way to connect directly with the community it serves. The Springfield-Greene County Animal Control Facebook page will provide photos of lost animals that arrive at the shelter each weekday, along with education and other important information for the community.  

In 2021, Animal Control reunited 546 pets with their owners. An additional 729 dogs and cats were transferred to rescue organizations to be adopted out, including animals that were surrendered by owners. Sadly, some of those that were sent to rescue organizations could have been reunited with their owners, had the owners been aware that the pets had been found and sheltered at Animal Control. This resource aims to change that.  

Photos of lost animals sheltered at Animal Control will be posted each morning so residents of Greene County can get an up-to-date look at the animals in our care. Everyone is encouraged to follow the page and share these posts so more pets can be reunited with their owners. If you see your animal on our website or on the Animal Control page, you can call 417-833-3592 or come to the Animal Control shelter (4002 N Farmer) during open hours

If you have lost a dog or cat, you should complete the Animal Lost & Found Form as soon as possible so Animal Control can determine if your pet has been picked up or brought to the Animal Control shelter. You can also complete this form if you have found a stray dog inside city limits. 

Springfield-Greene County Animal Control also partners with Leigh's Lost and Found and KTTS Pet Finder to help lost pets get home. 


Media may contact the Health Department PIO Team by call or text at 417-380-2556 or email at [email protected]. 

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