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Every day we hear stories of someone's family pet being lost or is missing. We receive faxes almost daily from people looking for their lost cat or dog. Don’t panic. Swift action, coupled with major neighborhood networking, will increase the odds of having your furry friend back in your arms. The key is to get the word out to as many people in as many places as possible, so don’t be shy about enlisting the help of your friends and family in the search efforts.
First, search your property thoroughly. Cats and small dogs can get into some mighty strange places.
Next, walk the neighborhood, talk to everybody, and leave your phone number.
Make some noise while you walk around the neighborhood! Animals can hear you from great distances.
VISIT your local Animal Control, humane societies, and animal shelters, including the ones in surrounding areas.
It is extremely important to post flyers about your lost pet within a 1-mile radius of where it was lost.
Remember, identification can be a lifesaver for a lost pet. It’s a good idea for all your animal companions—even indoor-only pets—to always wear a collar with an ID tag that includes your name, current phone number and any relevant contact information. If you’ve chosen to microchip your pet as a means of permanent identification, keep in mind that microchips are only as good as the information provided to the chip’s company. If you’ve moved or changed your phone number since registering your pet’s chip, be sure to submit an update as soon as possible. During the third week of April each year, National ID Your Pet Week is celebrated, which serves as an annual check-in to make sure your pets’ identification information is up to date.