it's easy for pets to get lost, but getting them back to their owners is a little harder, especially for cats. Learn how you can increase your return-to-owner rates.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
Start close to home, be thorough, and know your critters: Pet hunter Kat Albrecht provides tips for the public on how to find lost pets.
Missing pets pose a daunting challenge for animal welfare workers: Frantic owners want nothing less than peace of mind, and ideally they'd like a miraculously returned family companion. There's plenty that shelters can do to aid searches and refer owners to effective resources.
In the chaos and noise of the Fourth of July fireworks, dogs hightail it'some never to be seen again. But pet hunter Kat Albrecht thought she could help create happier endings for these spooked pooches and their owners.
Use this sample document to help you design your organization's lost and found procedures.
Policies & Programs
Missing Pet Partnership is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to reuniting lost companion animals with their owners/guardians. They offer a 5-day Missing Animal Response Course for animal industry professionals.
The ASPCA offers articles, blogs, tips and more on dealing with lost and found animals.