This is a experience most pet owners dread. Your pet has wandered off. There are things you can do.
As soon as you realize your pet is gone, begin to act. Many inside pets become frightened when they are suddenly outside. They may hide close to where they escaped from.
Do a general search of the area, inside and out. Call their name. Because many animals respond when they hear their food being poured, try carrying and shaking the dry food box.
If a search of the nearby area does not reveal your pet, ask around the neighborhood. Visit or call your neighbors and ask if they will keep a look out. Leave messages or notes behind if they are not home.
Post simple signs around your neighborhood. Don’t forget local businesses. Many of them have public bulletin boards. It’s helpful if you have a good photo of your pet to include on the poster. Just the word, MISSING, a photo, the animal’s name, and your contact info is all that is necessary.
Call your local animal control office, animal hospitals, vets and shelters. Check with them regularly. Put signs up in your vets’ offices and pet shops.
Take it to the Internet
Post your missing poster on your facebook (and friends’ facebook) pages and ask people to “Share” it. Use any and all social media sites you are on. Twitters with the missing animal’s name, your contact info and the area they went missing with a short link to more info, spreads word quickly.
See if your local area animal shelters, humane societies, pet shops, businesses in your neighborhood have websites you can post to.
Don’t Give UP
We’ve heard stories about animals returning home after days, weeks, months and yes, years.
We’d like to help. Use this form to report a missing animal.
If your animal is missing, we’d like to help by posting your pet’s information on our site. Please fill out the form below with your information.
If you’d like us to use a photo of your animal, please send the above information along with your .jpg or pdf image to firstname.lastname@example.org