When an animal is found in Needham it is checked for a microchip. If no chip is found, the animal is brought to a boarding facility where it is medically examined. If the animal is healthy, it will remain at the shelter until the owner claims it. After 10 days, if the animal is not claimed, it is vetted, vaccinated and fixed, and then put up for adoption.
If you have found a lost pet and have it in your custody, please contact Animal Control.
If you have lost your pet please contact Animal Control. It is very important to start spreading the word early. Hanging up signs and contacting local animal hospitals is always a good idea.