Lost or Found Pets
Unfortunately pets do go missing. It is a heart breaking experience for everyone. When we are informed about a lost or found pet we search our records and we make a record of the pet and details of where lost or found. Every found pet is checked for identification and a microchip. If a microchip is found we have access to the national data bases which can help us reunite a pet with their family. So call us if you have lost a pet or found someone else’s pet – We’re here to help!
How to Reduce the Risk of Losing a Pet.
- Make sure you keep your pet’s microchip details up to date as this is vital to your pet being reunited with their loved ones. Remember it is a legal requirement that all Dogs and Cats be microchipped.
- Your pet should also be identified with a collar and tag.
- To reduce the risk of losing your pet make sure all exits from your yard are closed and locked.
- Keep your dog on a lead when walking.
What Should You Do If Your Pet Is Lost?
- Firstly call us with as much information about your pet as possible and we add this to our records. We check our records and online data bases. You can email your details to us.
- Call all the surrounding veterinary practices and pounds – make sure you give them your pet’s microchip number. We recommend you visit the pounds as at times your description may not fit what they think they are seeing.
- Make sure you do followup calls and visits – daily increases your chances.
- Don’t forget to use social media and place posters at local shops.
Found a Lost Pet?
- Contact us with the details and we will list the pet.
- The found pet should be checked for a microchip as this generally reunites the pet with their owner.
- If a pet’s owner can not be found rapidly the rangers should be called — this is the place people look first for a lost pet.