As a special member of the family, we do our best to keep our pets safe and secure at home. Unfortunately, pets can still manage to break loose from the safety of their home or yard. Having a pet who runs away is a horrible feeling. It helps to know there are resources available to assist you in the recovery of your pet. Persistance is the key to finding you lost pet.
As always, we highly recommend a collar, i.d. tag, and a microchip, an inexpensive and permanent form of identification. These things are your pets best ticket home. **Please remember, a collar without a tag is useless in helping your pet find his way home.
According to the Missing Pet Network, start your search for your missing pet by:
Share your pet's photo and where he or she was last seen across social media so that people living in the area will be made aware. There are multiple groups on Facebook that provide owners a place to share lost or found pets:Lost and Found Cats of Long Island, NY
Lost and Found Pets Databases:
In addition to social media, there are websites where owners can report a pet as lost or found:
- Lost and Found Pets of Long Island
- Helping Lost Pets
Put an ad in the local paper, and in the papers in surrounding areas. Some people only look in the newspaper to locate an animal's owner. Advertising in the paper can also be important to establish you were actively looking for your pet in case someone were to claim it you meant to give it up or didn't want it .Lost your pet? Send Newsday your information at www.newsday.com/lostpets