Whether your dog jumps the fence or your cat bolts out the door, losing your pet is one of the scariest things you can encounter as a pet owner. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to make sure your pet is located and that you are swiftly reunited.
Search your Home and Yard
Make sure your pet is not locked up in a closet, spare room or shed; cats in particular like small, closed in places and your kitty could just be enjoying a nap in solitude while you frantically look for her.
Use Social Media
Upload a photo of your missing pet along with your contact details and ask everyone in your network to share it; as your friends share your image, the likelihood of someone spotting your missing pet goes up. Tag your post with #pets, #missing, #help and hashtags with your town or city’s name to get more attention from those in your local area.
Blanket your Neighborhood
The old method of using signs and posting them in your neighborhood still works; you can also go door to door and check with immediate neighbors to make sure your pet isn’t off visiting.
Call the Shelter
According to the Humane Society, you should contact shelters within a 60 mile radius of the last known location of your pet. If he has been found, the finder could take him to the closest rescue or to the shelter they are most familiar with. Call daily with a description of your pet to see if anyone has turned him in. The best way to be reunited with your pet is to make sure he always has ID; a collar tag with your contact information or a scannable implant can help anyone who finds your pet get you back together quickly. Contact us to learn more about microchips that can help you reunite with your pet if he slips away from home; we’re here to help make sure you can recover your pet if he is lost.