If your cat has been missing for a day or two, we would encourage you to visit the Humane Society of the Black Hills and see if your furry friend is here waiting for you. Considering the numbers of cats that come through the doors every day, it’s a possibility.

In the past 12 months, 2,064 cats have been brought to the Humane Society, which is more than five cats every single day. Compared to dogs, cat reclaim numbers are pretty low, meaning many pet cats spend weeks or even months at the Humane Society waiting to be adopted.

The process to look for your cat at the Humane Society is simple: Visit the Humane Society at 1820 E. St. Patrick Street, fill out a lost animal report at the front desk, attach a recent photo if you have one; after the report is filled out, we’ll take you on a cat walkthrough to see if your cat is here. It’s that simple.

Because we see so many cats each day, we won’t be able to tell you over the phone if your cat is here.

All animals brought to the Humane Society are held as “Stray – Waiting for Owner” for three days. After that time, animals are evaluated and move on to the next step in the process.

If your cat is missing, stop at the Humane Society of the Black Hills, 1820 E. St. Patrick Street. Our Animal Receiving door is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.