Protect Your Pets!
Protect Your Pets! Be Proactive!
Time is of the essence when a pet goes missing. The following are tips for recovering your pet:
- Have a current photo of your pet. The photo should show as much of your pet as possible and provides a better description of your pet. For example: your pet's color, size, markings.
- Make a color flyer with a large MISSING or FOUND at the top. Under that, put a picture of your pet. These should be large enough to draw attention to your flyer). Make the MISSING in large print as well as the picture of your pet. This needs to be large enough for people to see your flyer. Include information about your pet: name, coloring or markings, area he/she went missing, a contact number. Please indicate if your pet is neutered, spayed, micro-chipped, or wearing a collar (what color) with ID tags, and what breed(s). Please note a current phone number. Make color copies of your flyer. Be sure to post flyers in the area your pet went missing and actively search for your pet. Contact local veterinary offices to see if your pet may have been injured and turned in for medical needs. Contact Pet Posse 360-775-5154. We will request you to make a flyer and bring it to us. If you need help, we can create a flyer which you will be expected to pick up the flyers and pay the cost of copying. Please call 360-775-5154 for further information.
- A microchip can make a huge difference in establishing ownership and reuniting with your pet too. Make sure you register the microchip to the company. Keep your information current. Should you lose your pet and you have not registered the microchip with the company, not only will it be difficult to locate you, but you may have difficulty establishing legal ownership if someone else claims or microchips your pet as theirs. Microchip companies require a yearly fee to keep your information on record. This is a small price to pay if your pet goes missing. Also, if you move, keeping this information current makes it easier to locate you to get your pet returned.
- Provide your pet with a collar and ID tag with the pet's name and a current contact number to reach you.
- Put a lost or found notice on the radio stations about your missing pet. Notify the radio stations once your pet has been found so they can update their information. KONP offers Pet Watch, KSQM also broadcasts information on lost/found pets. Post on FB that your pet is missing, lost or found. Take your flyer to Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.
- Check daily with the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Animal Control or another individual may have taken your pet to there because the pet had no ID or current contact information. It's a good idea if you can go to their facility every day to check for your pet which is now located on 2105 Old Olympic Hwy, Port Angeles, WA 98363. Phone:(360) 452-5226
We hope these tips have been helpful.