Every pet owner’s nightmare is to lose their furry family member. Don’t panic! This is what you should do when you lost a pet:
Contact local animal shelters and animal control agencies. File a lost pet report with every shelter within a 60-mile radius of your home and visit the nearest shelters daily, if possible.
To find your local shelter, search online or check your phone book. If there is no shelter in your community, contact the local police department.
2. Search the neighborhood. Walk or drive through your neighborhood several times each day. Ask neighbors, letter carriers and delivery people if they have seen your pet. Hand out a recent photograph of your pet and information on how you can be reached if your pet is found.
3. Advertise. Post notices at grocery stores, community centers, veterinary offices, traffic intersections, pet supply stores and other locations. Also, place advertisements in newspapers and with radio stations. Post on social media with a recent photo of your pet, and ask friends to share it.
Good luck finding your pet! If you don’t have a microchip in your pet yet, bring them to our office so it will be easier to find them if they do get lost. Also, make sure you always have a quality photo of your pet available to copy and post.