Is Your Pet Lost?
There isn’t a more sinking feeling then when you realize that your furry or feathered companion might have gone missing. Whether it’s a door left ajar, a booming thunderstorm, or slipped harness during a walk, our pets can all too quickly slip away from our sight.
In that moment of panic, it’s important to take immediate action by following these 5 steps to increase the likelihood of a happy reunion with your pet:
Other Helpful Tips
Be sure to also search and post on social media, Craigslist, and with online groups that compile lost and found reports, such as Missing Dogs Massachusetts. Check in with neighbors, postal carriers, and utility workers, and post a flyer of your pet around your community and in the local newspaper. You may also consider offering a reward as an incentive, but be wary of people who are unable to describe your pet in detail or require payment via wire transfer or the internet.
Remember to never chase a pet that is in “flight mode”. If your pet is running away from you, the sound of yelling, heavy breathing, and loud footsteps will only encourage them to increase their speed – and pay less attention to their surroundings, such as speeding cars.
For tips on how to deal with panicked pets that may need to be humanely trapped, contact ARL Field Services at (617) 426-9170, then press “1”.