"They all deserve to have a warm, loving home. Feed, rescue, foster, adopt." ~ Unknown
What to do if your pet becomes lost.
Immediately call the local Sheriff Department, your local Animal Shelters, veterinary clinics, radio stations, newspapers, use social media to post a clear picture with details about your pet, exact location and date your pet went missing, along with contact numbers and hand out fliers. Put out items of clothing or bedding that is heavily scented of their owner or home, making sure that at least one scented item is hung in an area where the air can carry the scent. If it's your cat that has gone missing, put its litter box out - they can smile it up to a mile away. Look for live traps to borrow to capture your pet – most animal shelters have these and are willing to lend out.
Proactive steps to prepare in case your pet becomes lost.
Have your pet microchipped and make sure the chip is registered with current contact information. Make sure your name and current number are on your pet’s collar. Make sure you have a clear photo of your pet from different angles. Spay or neuter your pet. Keep the scent of each pet in an air tight bag to allow a tracking dog to track your pet. (Karma and Cocoa’s tracking efforts were not successful because the rescue dog did not have an individual scent to follow.) Think twice before allowing your pet off leash in a strange area – does your dog recall 100% of the time no matter the distraction? Consider GPS tracking tags for your pets and regularly make sure the batteries are fresh and strong.
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