To Do When You Have Lost A Pet
Written By DiAnna
Pfaff-Martin From My Experience In Animal Rescuer in Orange County, CA
your local Animal
Control and also search “your” County Animal Shelter’s web
site daily for the latest impound photos. Don’t forget to ask
about injured animals, or the dead that may not be noted.
the Microchip Company who implanted your pet’s microchip of the
animal becoming lost and make sure that you your contact information
is current. (If you haven’t heard of microchipping pets, then
research this amazing life-saving item.
500 flyers noting a “
Dollar” Amount REWARD” using the words… “For the Safe
Return” of “You
Animals Name”. Go door to door, meet and greet your neighbors
and leave a flyers on the doorsteps (Be sure to place the flyer so
it won’t blow and become trash) One ream of paper is 500 sheets.
have only a small window of time to reclaim your pet and will be
charged an impound fee and boarding fee for each day your animal was
there. Note: In some cases
the adoption fee may be less.
laws forbid littering! Blowing papers are seen as trash. Make
you’re your doorstep delivery flyers are secured partially under
the door mat. Putting in mail boxes is illegal and a federal
offense. However a mail slot in the front door or the garage is the
your lost pet in your local city papers.
Orange County Register - 714.796.7000
in the classified
section has “Free” Found Ads and Charges for Lost Animal Ads. Found
ads are 3 lines free for 3 days and can be renewed every three days.
Lost Ads are $27.00 for 3 lines for 7 days. (2006 prices)
Los Angeles Times - 800.234.4444 in the classified section has
“Free” found Animal Ads and Charges for Lost Animal Ads. Lost Ads
are 4 days three lines for $52.00 (2006 prices)
Free Lost Ads in Local Area
Papers as well as the Recycler Paper is always free.
NETWORK's successful experiences indicate a cat missing for three
months may be only 4-7 blocks away and after six months a distance
of 10-12 blocks, usually being fed by a "Good Samaritan".
- Protect Your Pets With a Microchip Pet Recovery System! Talk With
Your Veterinarian About Insertion and remember to register the
microchip with the national recovery database.
Animal control officers nation wide
scan the animals for microchips during
the impound process. This is one way to insure your
pet will be returned!
- Don't give up,
your actions may help your dog or cat to be found!
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