TEN WAYS TO FIND A LOST PET
Find your pet quickly and easily
When you’ve lost your pet, it’s easy to panic and to be uncertain about what to do next. The tips below could help you find your pet quickly and easily:
LIST AS 'LOST' ON LOST PET FINDERS
Lost Pet Finders is Australia's largest lost and found pet register, it is free and many pets are reunited via the website in a matter of hours. Register here.
Lost Pet Finders have the template that is filled out with your lost pet's detalis as soon as you register on the website. It is free and ready to print immediately. Post it in public places like schools, supermarkets, do letter drops to your neighbours' mailboxes.
FOOD, WATER & FAMILIAR SMELLS
Start putting your pet's favorite food along with a bowl of water outside in case it returns when you are not home. Leave worn clothing, your pet's bed and blanket or the cage outside for the familiar smells to guide them home.
UPDATE MICROCHIP DETAILS
Yes, you can do that even if your pet is lost (provided you have the chip number). You also need to flag the chip as 'missing'. Click here and find out how to do it.
CALL THE COUNCIL
Most councils require you to submit your lost pet report to them over the phone or online. This will help in case your pet is impounded, but should not be fully relied upon. See next step.
VISIT LOCAL POUNDS
Can't stress this enough! You need to check the pounds and shelters in person, do not rely on micorchips or checking over the phone.
ISSUE A PET ALERT
Need more exposure? For a fee Lost Pet Finders can issue a lost Pet Alert that will immediately go out to local people & Pet Professionals via phone, SMS and email with your pet's description and your contact details.
Lost Pet Finders creates a free instant Facebook post for your pet with the details you provided in your pet registration. It is perfect for sharing around with your friends and on local lost pet groups and pages.
GET POSSIBLE MATCHES VIA EMAIL
Once your pet is registered with us, you will be getting notified of new found pet registrations locally that could be potential matches via Pet Radar. Your listing will also be sent to people who found a similar pet near you. It is a free service.
BOOST YOUR POST ON FACEBOOK
For a fee Lost Pet Finders will request for Facebook to turn your post into an ad and show it to local Facebook users. This helps increase exposure to thousands more people locally.
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