Lost Pet Facts: The ASPCA reports that every year 5 to 7 million animals enter a shelter and as many as 60% of dogs and 70% of cats are put down. Thousands of animals are lost daily. These finely domesticated creatures depend on us to protect them. There are a variety of tracking device options for pet owners. We like and use the GPS tracker tagg. http://www.pettracker.com/
The National Council on Pet Population notes that at most 20% of dogs are reunited with their owners, thanks to identifying tags, tattoos or microchips.
A simple GPS collar and a tag with the pet’s name and phone number is a smart, proactive, non-invasive option that can prevent a pet lover’s nightmare.
The Humane Society suggests you take the following steps if you lose your pet:
Map out a 60 mile radius and file a report for your lost pet with your local animal control agency, animal shelters and the local police department.
Copy a recent, clear photo and scour the neighborhood–contact your neighbors and talk to mail carriers and your neighborhood delivery professionals.
Post lost posters in as many local, hub facilities i.e. busy coffee shops, library, grocery stores
Check in with your local shelters 2-3 times a week, don’t be bashful.
If you find a pet, you can easily get it checked for a microchip.
For more information and strategies on finding a lost pet please visit the Missing Pet Partnership website at http://www.missingpetpartnership.org/