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What should I do if my animal is missing?
1. Visit the www. InfoPet.ca website and post your pet's information there.
2. Call your local animal control facility and visit if possible. Visit frequently.
3. Call your Veterinarian and all Veterinary hospitals in your area. Leave a missing flyer with all that will let you.
4. Let your neighbours know your animal is missing, and post notices with a picture and date lost if possible around your neighbourhood.
5. Post flyers at local parks, grocery stores, schools, libraries and anywhere public that will let you.6. Look for your pet early in the morning or late at night when it is quiet. Especially if you've lost a cat and he/she is an indoor cat who would be easily frightened by strange noises.There have been articles written that suggest that indoor cats normally don't venture farther than a 5 house radius from their homes when they accidentally escape. Make sure to check under decks, in garages and sheds, under cars etc.
7. Place an ad in the local paper and offer a
8. Provide details such as the colour, breed, age, sex, and length of animals hair. Mention whether or not the animal is wearing a collar or tags and if she/he is microchipped. Donít forget to mention where and when the animal went missing. Also remember to mention any distinguishing marks or old injuries. All details help. The more people you tell about your missing animal the quicker he/she will be returned to you.
9. If you're pet is microchipped, don't forget to make sure the information is up to date with the micro-chipping company.
| How can I help prevent my
animal from going missing?
1. GET YOUR ANIMAL SPAYED OR NEUTERED! Many un-altered animals stray because they are looking to mate. Dogs have been known to scratch or break down doors to get to a mate!
2. Don't let your pet off-leash or watch your pet when you answer the front door.
3. When driving with a pet, always make sure your dog is wearing his seatbelt and that cats are in carriers and that the carrier is strapped in with seatbelt. Don't leave windows or doors open. Repair all window and door screens. Clip your birds wings.
Remember: Identify your animal with a tag from your municipal council. In addition, write your name and phone number underneath their collar. Micro-chipping is permanent and worth the cost!
Don't forget to take pictures of your pets! It's very difficult to distinguish one brown tabby from another! A picture is definitely worth 1000 words!
What should I do if I find an animal?
1. Visit www.infopet.ca and post a Found Pet ad.
2. Post found pet ads around your neighbourhood or the area where you found the animal. Posting flyers in the local grocery stores is a good idea too.
2. Call your local animal control, make arrangements to drop off the pet.
3. If you find an animal after hours, try and find a warm and comfortable spot to keep them overnight. Provide them with food and water. If the animal is a cat, use shredded newspaper in a cardboard box as a litter tray if you have no litter available. As most people who notice lost animals have their own animals at home, you may have to be inventive to find somewhere to hold them. This could be in your washroom, an insulated shed, or at a friend or neighbors house.
4. If you decide to hold a lost animal in your home, don't forget to provide the local animal control with a description and a picture, if possible, of the animal.
5. Take the animal to any Vet to have them scanned for a microchip (it's free to check). If they are microchipped, the vet may be able to contact the owners that way.
If you know of someone who has lost a pet or could benefit by visiting this site why not let them know our web address www.infopet.ca
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