If you have lost or have found your pet to be missing, there are a number of things you can do to help locate your pet.
Firstly contact Muswellbrook Animal Shelter on 6549 3700 and inform our friendly staff that you have lost your pet.
Describe your pet giving as much relevant information as you can.
This information should include:
- Breed description
- Size of animal
- Micro-chip number
- Colour of collar
- Any other distinctive identifying features.
Also giving the area in which you live or that the animal was lost in can be very useful.
We also recommend contacting local veterinary clinics. People will often drop off found or injured animals to their local vet. They may also take stray animals there to have them scanned for a microchip.
Many local radio stations also provide a free lost and found announcement on air.
If you have still not located your pet, gather up as many family and friends as you can and go for a walk around the neighbourhood. Carry out a door knock and ask if your pet has been sighted in the area.
Be prepared to walk a reasonable distance as even the smallest of dogs can cover a lot of ground, particularly if they have been frightened or spooked by fireworks or a storm.
Remember to call your dog’s name while you look.
Ask permission of local shop owners and put up photographs and posters of your missing animal.