Don't lose your dog!

If
Your
Dog
Gets Lost...

and how
to prevent your dog
from becoming lost.

1. If your dog is lost, check with everyone in your neighborhood.
Drive around the area during the day and at night.

2. Post notices at all dog establishments in your neighborhood:
pet stores, vets, grooming shops, and also on telephone poles.

3. Put an ad in the 'Lost Pets' section of the newspaper; then watch
the 'Found' ads carefully.

4. Call radio stations that have 'Lost and Found' programs.

5. Check your local animal shelters in person often. Your dog
may show up several days, weeks, or even months after getting lost.
It is important to visit the dogs at the shelters yourself, even if the
employees say there is no dog fitting the description.
They are wrong sometimes.

 Don't lose your dog!

Prevention

It is less likely that your dog will ever get lost
if you remember to do the following:

1. Always have license and identification (ID) tags attached to your
dog's collar. They must be up-to-date. Change them immediately
when you move.

2. Be very careful to make sure the gates to your yard are always closed.

3. Don't let anyone but your family have access to your yard.
Many people keep their gates locked.

4. Be careful that doors to the house are kept closed at all times.

5. Some people have their pets micro-chipped or tatooed for
extra protection.

 

 
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