When an animal is found in Johnston, the Johnston Police Department picks up the animal and transports it to the City's temporary animal shelter, located in our Public Works Facility at 6400 NW Beaver Drive. The Public Works Department is then notified that there is an animal in the shelter. A picture is taken and the animal’s information is logged into our system. The animal is scanned for a microchip when impounded. The animal’s picture and information is then posted on the Iowa Pet Alert website. To search for your lost pet visit the Iowa Pet Alert website.