Saturday, April 22, 2017

What To Do When Your Pet Is Still Missing | Animal Recovery Tips, Part II

When the search for your missing pet drags can be draining, heartbreaking and exhausting. This is the next stage and follow up to "13 Steps for Missing Pet Recovery" post. You've all seen us encourage, repeat advice, post information and search tips over and over, reminding you not to waste any time. Often launching your search efforts IMMEDIATELY is your best option at a successful recovery and that's why we push you to do all that you can. Sometimes, even the best efforts aren't enough. Sometimes we don't see the results we are all hoping for....and sometimes, searches drag on. They drain resources and emotions; become exhausting and overwhelming; and as more time passes it can become difficult to stay motivated and positive.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Found A Pet? What You Need to Know & How To Help

Thursday, April 20th, 2017: We learned last night that a pit bull puppy was found in Selbyville, DE. It was apparently given away shortly afterwards. We did not have the opportunity to post it to our page, or even see a photo, and although we did encourage the finder to follow the proper channels we cannot verify if that was done.

**Perhaps the person who took in the pup knew who was missing it.
**Maybe the finder learned who the owner was and the dog has been already reunited.
**It could be that the pup has been checked for a possible microchip already, and also reported as found to animal control.
**We just don't know. And for those reasons we have to, once again, ask that ANYONE who finds a pet please understand the reasons for doing certain things that are required.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving for Pet Parents | What To Know To Keep Your Pet Safe

Over the years we have seen many cases of missing animals on Thanksgiving Day. It's not unusual for things to happen when you have a lot of people in your house or when you are out of town in a strange place. Pets get loose when miscommunications occur, when they are dashing around the house excitedly or when someone forgets to leash before opening the front door. Whether you are packing up the minvan for a road trip or hosting a dinner for several dozen relatives, don't overlook the safety of your four-legged friends. Minimize the chances of an escape or accident by planning ahead with the whole family, assign walks to an older child or responsible adult person who is able to manage an overly-excited dog, and set ground rules for where the animals are to stay. Small children or adults who are unused to a dog are not your best choice for taking the canines out for a stroll - we know you may have your hands full with turkey and stuffing but situations like this is how accidents occur.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Signs And Flyers For Your Lost Pet | What You Need To Know

Many people hesitate to create signage and flyers for their lost pets. Perhaps you aren't sure how to make them or don't have a printer but they are one of the most important things to do right away. Here are some of the basics that you need to know to get started with your missing pet search effort.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Missing Animals, Lost Pets and a Message To Our Owners

We would like to address some things which have been shared around our area. We know that a dog was shot and killed last week (the lab Ginger from MD) and we sincerely hope that the criminal(s) who did that are found. During the same time frame a few other stories surfaced regarding other missing/stolen dogs, in addition to a report of one found deceased, some let out of kennels or taken off their chain while outdoors.

We will pass along news when we have definite info but since we can't verify all the details we don't want to share misinformation. With that said, any warnings we may be stating would be no different than we have said in the past: OWNERS, BE AWARE OF POSSIBLE DANGERS TO YOUR ANIMALS.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

When Your Pet Is Missing | Immediate Specific Action Plan (ISAP)

TO THE OWNERS OF MISSING is what you need to know in order to: understand the process, quickly launch an effective search, follow certain steps to maximize your chances of a quick recovery.

1) INFORMATION IS KEY. Always include details such as contact info (phone number or email address), city and state, location info such as neighborhood or community. A brief description of the pet such as "Black and white Jack Russell Terrier named Hops, 5 years old, approximately 36lbs" is sufficient.