My Pet is Lost!
Dogs and cats are often only impounded for 5 days, before they are adopted or euthanized and reportedly "feral cats" or in other words "cats with no collar" are sometimes euthanized within hours, so IMMEDIATELY report your animal missing to your local animal control officers, the Cache Humane Society, and begin your search NOW. Visit all impound locations and check back on a daily basis. Tags, microchips, and posters can help but do not guarantee your pet will be found, so it is up to YOU to find your lost pet.
Steps to take
When your beloved dog or cat strays from home, it can be a traumatic experience for both of you. Here are some tips that we hope will help you find your pet.
1. IMMEDIATELY Contact local animal shelters and animal control agencies. File a lost pet report with every shelter within a 60-mile radius of your home and visit the nearest shelters daily, if possible. To find your local shelters/impounds and animal control officers phone numbers see the list at the bottom of this page. If there is no shelter or impound in your community, contact the local police department. Provide these agencies with an accurate description and a recent photograph of your pet. Notify the police if you believe your pet was stolen.
*see bottom of this page for a list of local 'city by city' animal control contacts -contact list copied from here:http://www.cachehumane.org/resources/animal-control/ call every person on the list any where near where you pet was lost to report the missing animal!
*Search and use this website's "Lost & Found Postings" , then search other similar websites like:
Cache Humane Society CHS "recently impounded" postings here: http://www.cachehumane.org/impoundanimals/1.html
The Herald Journal's classifieds and online classifieds under 'Lost & Found' http://news.hjnews.com/app/classifieds/notices/?c=40d
Cache Valley Daily online classifieds under 'Lost & Found' http://cachevalleydaily.kaango.com/browse/pets-animals/lost-found/1322
KSL Classifieds 'Lost & Found' http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=231&cat=465&category=104
2. Search the neighborhood. Walk or drive through your neighborhood several times each day. Ask neighbors, letter carriers and delivery people if they have seen your pet. Hand out a recent photograph of your pet and information on how you can be reached if your pet is found.
3. Advertise. Post notices at grocery stores, community centers, veterinary offices, traffic intersections, , at pet supply stores and other locations. Also, place advertisements in newspapers and with radio stations. Include your pet's sex, age, weight, breed, color and any special markings. When describing your pet, leave out one identifying characteristic and ask the person who finds your pet to describe it.
4. Be wary of pet-recovery scams. When talking to a stranger who claims to have found your pet, ask him to describe the pet thoroughly before you offer any information. If he does not include the identifying characteristic you left out of the advertisements, he may not really have your pet. Be particularly wary of people who insist that you give or wire them money for the return of your pet.
5. Don't give up your search. Animals who have been lost for months have been reunited with their owners. A pet—even an indoor pet—has a better chance of being returned if she always wears a collar and an ID tag with your name, address, and telephone number. Ask your local animal shelter or veterinarian if permanent methods of identification (such as microchips) are available in your area.
6. When you find your pet take down the "lost" postings! Take down your signs, your online postings and politely inform all the shelters and other people you contacted that you have found your pet and called off the search!
The Humane Society of the United States -author- *altered and added too by this site -original article found here:
This site is making a good faith effort to help lost pets, however use this site and it's info and advice at your own risk!