Is your pet missing right now?
Realising your pet is missing is a real shock. Panic sets in and there are many questions ...
- What can I do?
- Where should I go?
- Who can I talk to?
- Where do I start?
Remember the best thing to do if your pet goes missing is to stay calm.
We suggest the following steps.
- Report your microchipped pet missing to Lost Pet Asia and/or check your contact details are up to date. Lost Pet Asia can also activate the Scanner Angel network. To check and/or update your contact details, please click here. Enter your microchip number and the site will send you a link and pass key that is valid for 72 hours.
- Place an ad on Facebook or local sites in your area. Remember to check for found animals on these sites too.
- Try to establish how and when your pet went missing. Put out water and food in case he/she comes back on their own.
- Search locally and check with neighbours. Make sure your pet isn’t in someone’s property or house. Ask neighbours to check sheds in case the animal is locked in.
- Make sure everyone in your area knows about your missing pet and ask them to call if they see a roaming pet that matches your description.
- Produce a poster describing your pet in as much detail as possible (breed, size, colour, and any distinguishing features), preferably including a photograph. State when and where your pet was lost. Give contact details (day and evening).
If you follow these steps you stand a good chance of finding your missing pet. It may take time. You may need to repeat some of them. But whatever you do, don’t give up on your pet. He or she will never give up on you.
Once you have your pet back home again, please remember to:
- Notify everyone who was helping you look for your pet, and take down all the posters.
- Make sure your pet has a collar with your name, current address and phone number.
- Arrange for your pet to be microchipped if they haven’t already been.
- Repair any broken fences or gates, in case this was how they escaped.
- Be careful in future about closing doors, gates and cage doors.
- Make sure you have a good photograph of your pet for identification purposes..