Tips for finding a lost pet
Contact the local animal shelters. File a lost pet report with every shelter within in a 20 - 60 mile radius of your home. Provide them with an accurate description and a recent photograph of your pet. If there is no shelter in your community, contact the local police department.Notify the police if you believe your pet may have been stolen.
Search the Neighborhood. Walk or drive through your neighborhood several times each day. (Early morning and evening are the best times to look for a lost pet.) Ask neighbors, mailmen, and delivery people if they have seen your pet. Hand out a recent photograph and an accurate written description of your pet.
Advertise. Post signs at grocery stores, community centers, veterinary offices, traffic intersections, and other locations and place advertisements in newspapers and with radio stations. Many newspapers and radio stations will do this for you at no charge.
Leave items with a familiar sent outside your home. A litter box, pet bed, or a sweatshirt recently worn by a loved one can attract a pet that has strayed and become disoriented.
Don't give up your search. Even when your have little hope left don't give up. Animals that have been lost for months have been reunited with their owners.
Always make sure your pet wears a collar and ID tag with current information. A pet (even an indoor pet) has a better chance of being returned if he/she wears identification.
If you find a lost pet. If you find a lost pet visit or call all local veterinarian offices and pet stores to see if they could recognize it as a client's or customer's. Next call the local animal shelters and police stations and leave a description and your phone number in case the owner contacts them. Put up signs and call local newspaper and radio stations and ask about a free advertisement.