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Lost Pets

HCAFA Lost Pets Listings

Dog Detective - Lost and found dog listings; tips about rewards and scams; and lost dog alerts.

Create a Lost Pet Flyer (Best Friends Animal Society Website) - Create a flyer online that you can print out, including your pet's photo.

Create a Lost or Found Pet Flyer (Florida Animal Control Association Website) - Create a flyer online, including your pet's photo, that you can print out to post or distribute.

FidoFinder.com - A public database of lost and found dogs. Lost dog owners and lost dog finders can post classified ads, search listings, print posters, and even receive automated email notifications when matching dogs are added to the website.

Tips for Finding Lost Pets

An excellent, comprehensive article with tips for finding lost pets:
12 Steps to Better Your Chances of Finding Your Pet
by Julie Atkinson


There are several things you can do to help increase the chances of finding your pet. The most important thing to do is to act quickly.

• Post and distribute flyers in your neighborhood. Including a picture on the flyer is helpful, but not necessary.

• Go door to door and ask if anyone has seen your pet. Go at different times of the day, preferably with a relative or friend for safety, and also carry pet food with you. Sometimes rattling a box of cat food, or tapping a can of pet food with a fork can be effective in luring a pet out of a hiding place.

• Personally go to the Humane Society and Animal Control to look for your pet, preferably every day but at least every other day—in the case of Animal Control, animals are euthanized after only 6 days (cats) and 10 days (dogs). Don't just phone, because the description you give of your pet may differ from the society's or animal control's description. Also a pet's appearance may be changed from being dirty or scruffy.

• Take a flyer to veterinarians in the area. Your pet may have been injured and taken in for treatment by a good samaritan.

• Post flyers in pet stores, grocery stores, laundromats, gas stations—any place that will let you.

• Post a lost pet announcement on the Lost Pets page of this website and others (please see the links on the right), and advertise in all the local papers. Check to see if the local radio station will announce lost pet information.

• Don't give up! Pets and their guardians have been reunited after months, and in some cases, even years. Persistence can pay.

Missing Pet Network

A Public Service For Pets
Adoption locations, lost and found locator
and much more. For community-specific
information, please enter your ZIP Code:

1-888-PETS-911 | www.1888PETS911.org


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