Finding a Lost Pet
When your pet goes missing it is important to act quickly. Below you will find some ideas to try as well as adding your details to our website..
1) First make sure you check your own house and garage/ outbuildings first. Has someone in your house (tradesman etc) been in the loft or under the floor ? "Missing " cats have been known to turn up in washing machines or have jumped into owners cars whilst they have been unloading the shopping.
2) Knock on your neighbours doors. Many owners will just walk the streets and call the animals name. Talk to people and make them aware. Take a good quality photograph with you.
3) Put up posters in local shops, petrol stations etc - anywhere where people congregate. Make sure you ask permission first and make sure you put a good description and clear photograph on it along with your own contact details.
4)Contact all the local government agencies, local animal charities and animal rescue centres. It is much better to visit in person where possible. Make sure you contact them regularly.
5) Contact local vets to see if your pet has been brought in as an injured stray. Vets will always scan "stray" animals to see if they are microchipped and if they are will contact you.
6) Put an advert in the local newspaper and on local websites
7) Ask local groomers, trainers, pet stores to put a poster up for you.
8) Talk to people who walk dogs locally.
Finally if you are re-united with your pet remember to take down any notices you have put up, cancel any adverts and thank everybody who displayed the poster for you.