Sunday, December 31, 2017

What To Do When Your Pet Is Missing | "13 Steps For Lost Pet Recovery"

Below are some valuable and important tools for pet recovery that we have complied over the years. Some of them are basic and others you may not have thought of you, but all of them are "tried and true" methods for launching your own search. TO THE OWNERS OF MISSING ANIMALS: Read the following information carefully and share with your team of volunteers. Do not delay just hoping that your pet will return home as the majority of successful reunions generally take place within the first 24 to 48 hours.



Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Planning and Prevention | What Pet Parents Need to Know About Halloween

Halloween is coming up and it offers an excellent opportunity to practice what we call "planning for the entire family". As with any holiday, this is a day which can be a lot of fun for humans but which can be confusing, stressful and even dangerous for our pets. Now if your chance to gather all the members of your household - including even the younger kids - and review a few basics for the animals. Children can understand simple concepts that candy will make the dog sick, or that strange sounds could scare their four-legged friends. Stress to everyone that by following a few basic rules this will ensure that all members of the family can enjoy a safe and happy evening.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Emergency Planning for Pet Parents: What You Need To Know and Do

Should our area get hammered by a major storm, would you be prepared? It may be easy for humans to just get in the car and go but when you need to transport pets that requires some extra planning. We've all seen the images from New Orleans, and Hurricane Sandy and now, most recently the animals left in the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey and while this time may not be disastrous we encourage you to be ready either way. The next superstorm could be the one affecting us and our families so get in the habit of thinking "Prevention, Rather than Panic".


Monday, September 4, 2017

The Importance of Actively Searching For Your Missing Pet Right Away

Lost pet? Post everywhere and anywhere to notify the community that your animal is missing. DO NOT DELAY! Getting flyers out to the neighborhood, ordering a FindToto.com alert, contacting animal control and local businesses, veterinarians offices, shelters and more are critical steps. And yet? Over and over again we see owners who wait for days to start doing these things.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What I Want To Tell You: To the Owners of Lost and Missing Pets....

I'm reeling this morning over news and story behind the disappearance of a local dog who after eight long days, is back home with her grateful family. I'm thrilled to read it - and at the same time I've just fielded some of the comments and attitudes which are a part of doing this labor of love, day in and day out. I'm angry at the things that happen AFTER the pet escapes, because while accidents happen and many things can lead to a mistake, it's what you do NOW that matters - and in that "now" is where many of you get lazy. You're not listening and hearing what I have to say and you certainly aren't doing what you need to be, because you don't feel that I'm a qualified source of information, or maybe you're busy, or tired, or just indifferent.