What To Do if You Lose a Pet?

What To Do if You Lose a Pet?

Jenny Butler
Sep 1, 2008

We received this notice in our letterbox the other week and have been keeping it on our fridge as we found the drawing of the rabbit amusing. Obviously, some child was quite upset about their missing rabbit so what should you do if your pet goes missing?

  • Have a proper look around your home- cats get stuck in trees, under houses, in roofs etc. We have a dog that used to climb fences, sit on the highest point then realised it was afraid of heights. She would sit there terrified until we found her.
  • Notify your local & neighbouring Council's that your pet is missing with the appropriate tag or microchip numbers. Also contact your local vets incase your pet has been injured and taken there.
  • Visit some of the places you would usually take your pet. If there is a regular walking route you take your pet then it's likely it could be exploring that area.
  • Visit the local pound regularly. Your pet might not be brought in for a number of days & your description may be misinterpreted over the phone.
  • Letterbox drop your neighbours. A great template for making a poster can be filled in here. It's great using something like this as you're less likely to leave out a chunk of important information.

Have you ever lost a pet? What have you done to find it?

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