Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

Lost and Found Pets

Below is a listing of FOUND animals that may be at Tails Humane Society. If you believe your animal is listed, please contact us immediately at (815) 758-2457 or visit the shelter during adoption hours.

If you have lost or found a pet, please post as much information (with pictures, if possible) on our lost and found Facebook page. Visit now. 

Please also visit Petco Love Lost (below) to register your missing pet or to report a found pet. 

Petco Love Lost





When the Unthinkable Happens, “Petco Love Lost” uses  Facial Recognition Technology to Help Find Missing Cats and Dogs.

According to industry statistics, sadly, one in every three pets will go missing in their lifetime. Petco Love Lost is a searchable national database that uses patented facial recognition technology to make finding lost pets quicker and easier. This simple-to-use tool will be easily accessible to participating animal organizations nationwide, as well as any pet parent or person who finds a lost pet. Uploaded photos of a missing dog or cat are immediately scanned to determine whether the lost pet is at a participating shelter or with a neighbor in the community.

We see firsthand how quickly a pet can go missing, whether they were curious, following a scent, wandered through an open gate or became scared during a storm. We work tirelessly to care for pets, whether they’re awaiting their forever home or lost and need help getting back to their families. There’s nothing more rewarding than reuniting families with their beloved pets and with Petco Love Lost, we’re confident it can lead to many more happy reunions.

If you’ve lost or found a pet, Petco Love Lost is here to help get them home. Visit