Blue Cross blog
What to do if your pet goes missingPosted on 08 Jun 2012
If your pet has ever gone missing then you know just how terrifying it can be. Blue Cross has put together some tips to help if it happens to you…
It’s every owner’s nightmare – they call their pet and no one comes. After hours, days, months or even years of desperate searching, some people never see their pet again.
One of the best ways to make sure you’re reunited with your pet is to get them microchipped and make sure you keep your details up to date on the database.
If the worst happens and your pet does go missing, here’s some advice for what you should do:
- If your pet is microchipped, inform the microchip organisation as soon as possible
- Contact your local council animal warden and those in neighbouring authorities
- Call all your local vet practices and animal hospitals to see if any stray pets have been brought in or reported
- Contact local animal rescue organisations like Blue Cross
- Make posters and ask local shops to display them for you. Make sure you include a good description of your pet – colour, size, gender, distinguishing features, collar details. You can also hand them out to dog walkers in local parks too, so they are on the lookout for you.
- Check the local paper for lost and found notices
- Listen out on local radio stations who may report animals found
As part of National Microchipping Month, Blue Cross is holding events around the country for you to get your pet chipped at a low price. Find your nearest microchipping event.