I could not even imagine, nor do I even want to entertain the idea, of having a Lost Dog.
What pain and sorrow a person would feel. They would be unbelievably worried and heart-broken, to say the least.
- You would rack your brain as to if you left the latch on the gate open, or if the wind blew it, or if they discovered another way to get out of the yard.
- You would wonder if they would be able to find their way home…
- You would wonder if whoever finds them would call it in and take care of them in the meantime.
- Will their collar stay on?
- Are they hurt, or worse?
If you have an especially friendly dog, you’re worried they’ll go to anyone, and if your dog is cantankerous, you hope they don’t try to hurt anyone and be in the bad graces of a shelter or worse.
What’s worse than a lost dog? Lost Dogs, plural!
Multiply everything I just said by the number of pets you lost…What a tragic event that would be.
Being as close to our pets as we are, this would rip your heart in two.
The first things to do when you have lost your dog is:
- Call for them and quickly scope the area.
- If any neighbors are outside in shouting distance, ask them if they’ve seen your pet and that will also put the alert out.
- If someone in your family can do it, have them walk the neighborhood or drive it, calling for your pet and surveying people as to if they saw them.
- Call your local Lost Dog Shelter to see if they’ve been picked up or delivered to them.
- Some websites provide the ability to put out a Pet Amber Alert – some are free, some are paid. You can even try using Facebook or Twitter to spread the word quickly.
- If none of these steps have found your pet, it’s important to start putting posters out around the surrounding neighborhoods on telephone poles, community mailboxes, grocery stores or anywhere you can post a flier, with a reward of some kind.
I truly hope and pray this NEVER happens to any of you, but life happens…be prepared.
Be calm, so you can think as clearly as possible to find your pet safe and sound.
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