Lost & Found Pets

Lost Pets
If you lose your pet:
  • First, please contact the Coralville Police Department Animal Control at 319.248.1800.
  • After notifying the police department, please contact the Iowa City Animal Shelter at 319.356.5295. To speak with staff at the shelter, call 319.356.5295 and press "0" for the operator while the recording is played.
Found Pets
If you find a lost pet, please contact the Coralville Police Department Animal Control at 319.248.1800.

Impounded Pets
Animal Control Officers are authorized to issue summonses and/or impound animals loose and at large. The citation is a summons to Court with the punishment and/or fine determined by the judge. A pet that is impounded is not being punished - it's being protected.

If a found dog or cat is properly licensed and wearing their tag, an attempt will be made to contact the owner prior to impounding. Animals that are impounded in Coralville are taken to and can be reclaimed at the Iowa City Animal Shelter, 4852 Sand Road SE, Iowa City.

Reclaim Fees
Reclaim Fee Amount  Impounds Within 12 Months
 $10 First offense
 $20 Second offense
 $40 Third offense
 $80 Fourth and subsequent offenses

Boarding Fees
 Boarding Fee Amount  When Applicable
 $10 per day If the owner fails to reclaim the pet within 24 hours after impounding

Failure to Reclaim
If an owner fails to reclaim an animal or cannot be located within seven days, all rights to the animal will be forfeited. The animal may be put up for adoption, transferred, or euthanized. In addition, every citizen has the right to pick up a stray animal and have it impounded by Animal Control or the Coralville Police Department.