What to do if your pet goes missing

In a scary situation we can feel helpless; but there are many things we can do to help find our pets if they have gone missing.

What you can do:

  • Walk the neighbourhood with a flashlight (even in daylight) to catch the reflection in their eyes
  • Call out quietly and calmly, stop and listen for meowing, woofing or whimpering
  • Search in dense foliage, under porches, in crawlspaces, in garages and sheds, in sewer drains, inside pipes and vents, up trees, on roofs and other high places.
  • Shake box or bag of their dry food outside your door
  • Leave out strong smelling food such as tuna or roast chicken
  • Leave familiar scents out for them to follow home: used litter tray, blankets, toys
  • Use a baby monitor if you have one to hear if they return during the night
  • Borrow a humane trap and leave out
  • Empty your vacuum cleaner bag outside (it contains their scent)
Good luck finding your pet 🙂
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