Immediately put out your pet’s food, water & bed or an article of your clothing in the place where your pet was last seen. The scent may draw them back.
Contact your local police department, vet clinics, animal shelters & animal control facilities to report your pet missing. Email them a copy of your pet’s photo along with your contact information. If your pet is microchipped, contact the microchip company & report them missing.
Spread the word by creating & posting a flyer with your pet’s picture on it & your contact information. Post them in the neighborhood where your pet went missing & ask if you can post them in local businesses. You can easily create a Lost Pet Flyer with a template from Paw Boost by clicking here.
Walk the neighborhood. Walk around at different times of the day & keep treats with you to help attract your pet to you. Many times pets are out early in the morning or near dusk when the area may be more quiet.
NEVER GIVE UP! Many pets are reunited with their families after they have been missing for a considerable amount of time. Keep hanging flyers & spreading the word.
Found a Stray Cat or Dog. Now What?
If you find a stray cat or dog, please contact the police department in the town where you found the animal. They will advise you as to what their local procedures are.