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Preventing Lost Pets

Dogs – The Basics:

— If you want to let your dog off leash at home, be sure to either have a fenced-in yard, or purchase an Invisible Fence. The investment in an invisible fence is worth it.

— Your dog should always wear a collar that has current license, rabies, and ID tags attached.

— Consider getting a microchip. They are nearly painless to install and last a lifetime.

— Beware of loud noise events. Fir works and thunderstorms can spook an animal into fleeing.

— Get your dog trained. A properly trained dog is more likely to stay with its owner.

Cats – The Basics:

— Indoor cats need collars too. We know how sneaky they can be about escaping when you least expect it.

— Your cat should always wear a collar that has current license, rabies, and ID tags attached.

— Consider getting a microchip. They are nearly painless to install and last a lifetime.

— Have your cat spayed or neutered. This will decrease the urge to “roam.”

— Always have an updated photo of your cat ready. This will be important in helping others ID your cat if it goes missing.

Finding Lost Pets

Dogs – The Basics:

— Post information on your lost dog to a site like missingpet911.com to immediately get the word out electronically.

— Knock on doors and talk to people who live in your neighborhood.

— Hand out and post fliers with your pet’s picture on them and your phone number.

— Go to all local shelters and government agencies charged with picking up stray and lost animals and look for YOURSELF. Your description of your dog may not match what someone else sees in your pet.

Cats – The Basics:

— Post information on your lost dog to a site like missingpet911.com to immediately get the word out electronically.

— Knock on doors and talk to people who live in your neighborhood.

— Hand out and post fliers with your pet’s picture on them and your phone number.

— Go to all local shelters and government agencies charged with picking up stray and lost animals and look for YOURSELF. Your description of your dog may not match what someone else sees in your pet.

— Cats, especially indoor cats, become silent when they are frightened. Leave out food and water, as well as belongings with a familiar scent.