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The First Thing To Do When Your Pet Runs Away

Smart steps to take to find your lost pet

The First Thing to Do When Your Pet Runs Away
First: “Call all shelters within a 60-mile radius of your home,” not just those nearest your home, says Stephanie Shain, director of outreach for the Humane Society of the United States. Between 600,000 and 750,000 cats and dogs are reclaimed by owners from shelters each year. You can also try your police department and local veterinarians.
Then: “Make a flyer with a current picture of your pet that shows details of its face and the proportions of its body,” says Kari Harendorf, an animal trainer and the host of Animal Planet’s K9 Karma. “Include its sex, age, color, and weight; the date and area the animal was last seen; and your phone number, and post the flyers everywhere — schools, community centers, even the pet-food aisle of your grocery store.”
By Kathy Squires

October 29, 2008 Posted by | Just One More Pet, Pets | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment