Missing Pet Partnership is a service committed to helping distraught owners find pets that have gone missing. As pet owners we all understand how deeply we care for our pets and how emotionally draining and heartbreaking it would be if our pets were lost.
Many of us wouldn’t even know where to begin if faced with this situation. Missing Pet Partnership offers species- and behavior-specific tips to aid in a search should a beloved pet go missing.
The website explains that the methods, techniques, and resources used to search for a pet will vary greatly by the species of animal because they behave differently, people respond to them differently and pets travel different distances. A search for a ferret will be much different than the search for a dog.
It is also important to take into account the personality of your pet. For example, an indoor cat will likely be hiding and rarely recovered by a local shelter or another household. Therefore, the usual suggestions of posting fliers in the area, checking shelters, and placing an ad in the paper will not be as helpful.
Methods used also vary by the behavior and temperament of the particular animal. Forming an organized search after interpreting the behavioral pattern of the animal will yield better results. Knowing how the animal will respond to human contact and the probable distance traveled will aid in tracking and determining the likely locations or area the animal will be in.
The website contains a variety of links that will aid in your search with numerous tips specific to your poets species and behavior including lost and displaced cat, dog, and other animal behavior, tips on making the most effective posters possible, what to do if you’ve found a stray and how to reunite it with its owner, preventing a loss, and many more.
For species- and behavior-specific tips and more information on locating lost pets, please visit: http://www.missingpetpartnership.org/recoverytips.php.