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The back door is open, the back gate is open,
your pet is lost — panic time, right?

Wrong.

Now is the time for action, not panic.

Here are 10 things to do if your pet is lost, to make it easier for your lost pet to be returned to you:

  1. File a lost pet report with every shelter and animal control office within a 60-mile radius of your home and visit the nearest shelters daily, if possible.
  2. Get the word out to all veterinarians in the area. Sometimes people pick up a stray and drive it to a distant clinic.
  3. Walk or drive through your neighborhood several times each day. Enlist friends and family to help. Hand out a recent photograph of your pet with your contact information.
  4. Speak with your neighbors. The more people who know you have lost a pet and that you are desperately trying to find your pet, the more people will call you if they see a loose animal.
  5. Place flyers in the neighborhood and public places. To avoid scams, when describing your pet, leave out one characteristic and ask the person who finds your pet to describe it.
  6. Post about your pet on all pet recovery websites (like PawBoost.com) and services. Sites such as Craigslist.org, TheCenterForLostPets.com and FidoFinder.com broadcast your missing pet quickly.
  7. Consider a lost pet recovery service. There are numerous lost pet alert services that will contact homes, veterinarians, shelters and animal control organizations for a reasonable fee.
  8. Place food and water outside your home [warning: this may attract strays and wildlife.] Your pets may return to your home when they get hungry or thirsty. Consider placing food in a humane pet trap to capture them.
  9. Tell everyone you see about your pet and ask them to keep their eyes open. The more people you alert, the greater the chance someone will recollect seeing your pet in their area.
  10. Don’t give up. Be aggressive in your search, get lots of help and get the word out right away. You need those early hours to put up posters and start your search.

Bonus Tip: Protect your pet before it goes missing with a permanent microchip ID, like HomeAgain. A microchip ID helps to prove ownership and increases the chance that your pet will be returned to you. And be sure to keep your contact information updated in the microchip ID manufacturer’s database.

Ready? Contact Us at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic to schedule your pet’s ‘chip appointment.

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Article above originally produced by dvm360.

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This sweet dog was found this afternoon near

Newport Avenue and W. Little Creek Road in Norfolk.

If you recognize her, please help

reunite her with her family.

Call 757-995-3315.

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Getting your pet back after it’s gone missing is the best part of microchipping — and it’s the part you can see. But what about the foundation —  all the work that goes into getting your pet back to you? Read on to learn why HomeAgain has (in our opinion) the best lost pet recovery system out there.

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Each new microchip registration comes with a one-year membership with full benefits, including:

  • 24/7 Lost Pet Specialists, ready to serve you
  • Rapid Lost Pet Alerts sent to area veterinarians and shelters
  • Medical Insurance for lost pets (up to $2950; must be activated by pet owner)
  • Personalized Lost Pet Posters, to help you spread the word
  • 24/7 Emergency Medical Hotline – first aid advice when you need it
  • Travel assistance up to $500* to get your pet home (*applies to airfare costs for pets located more than 500 miles from home)

After the first year, you decide whether to continue your membership benefits. Either way, your pet will be permanently enrolled in HomeAgains database – and there is no additional yearly cost simply to remain enrolled.

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     Q:  Is there a vaccine that will prevent my pet from getting lost? 

     A:  Not exactly. But there is a simple injection that will help return your pet if it gets lost.

   HomeAgain microchips:

  • Are safe – the chip is designed to be compatible with your pet’s body for a lifetime. Plus, all chips arrive in sterile applicators to protect your pet from infection.
  • Do not hurt your pet – they cause no more discomfort than a vaccination.
  • Do not require surgery – your pet can receive a chip during a regular visit to the vet; no anesthesia needed.
  • Do not slip out of placeHomeAgain chips use a patented Bio-Bond anti-migration feature to make sure the chip stays in the original injection site.
  • Last for the lifetime of your pet – there are no moving parts or batteries that wear out; just a unique code that can be read by a scanner.
  • Do not compromise your privacy – all HomeAgain chips carry a unique 15-character number/letter sequence; they do not contain your private information.
     Are you ready to ‘chip your dog or cat?  Contact us to schedule your pet’s microchipping appointment today.
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Originally posted May 14, 2012.

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UPDATE: This pet has been found.

SKINNY BELLE

is a missing cat near you!

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Last Seen

DANBURY DRIVE AND COUGAR AVENUE, NORFOLK, VA 23518

PLEASE CHECK GARAGES AND SHEDS.

Pet Information

Species:

CAT

Breed:

DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR

LOST:

8/7/2013

Age:

9 YEARS, 7 MONTHS

Primary color:

BROWN/BLACK TABBY

Secondary color:

WHITE

Sex:

FEMALE

Microchip #:

(redacted)

Other Characteristics:

WHITE FEET AND UNDERSIDE

Have You Seen This Pet?

CALL OUR 24/7 RECOVERY CENTER

1-888-HomeAgain

(1-888-466-3242)

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Chief and his friend Baby Cat (not shown) have been missing since June 8th.

Chief and his friend Baby Cat (not shown) have been missing since June 8th.

“Chief” and “Baby Cat” were last seen on North View Boulevard (23518 area) in Norfolk on June 8th.

Both are long-haired adult male cats.

One cat is orange and white; the other is a dark grey with very long fur.

A Pet Amber Alert has been issued for both cats. If you believe you have seen one or both, please contact the 24- Hour Lost Pet Hotline at 1-877-875-7387.

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Chesapeake, VA – A Beagle dug her way out of her yard near the intersection of Butts Station and Kempsville Road in Chesapeake on June 12th. Her owners have reported her missing and are still searching.

Stats:
Spayed female Beagle

Brown legs and face; black/red back; white paws and tail tip

Petite; weighs 21 lbs

Has a microchip registered with HomeAgain

If you think you have seen this pet, please contact HomeAgain at 1-888-466-3242 (24-hour hotline.)

The missing dog may resemble the Beagle shown here. If a photo of the actual missing pet is provided, we will update this post.

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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, by Blueillusions. 

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