When your beloved cat or dog goes missing, it’s a traumatic experience for both. Instead of panicking and getting sad, there are a few things that you can do to find them. As much troubled you are so are they. Here are some things that you should do when your pet goes missing.

  1. Contact the local animal shelters and animal control agencies Immediately File a lost pet report with every animal shelter which is within a 15km radius of your home and visit the nearest shelters daily. You can search online or check your local directory for the local shelter. Provide them with the correct description and the latest photo of your pet. Also, notify the police for the same.

  2. Search the neighborhood Drive through or walk in your neighborhood to search your pet. Ask your neighbors, delivery people, sellers of your local market if they have seen your pet. Carry the recent photograph with you and ask how many people you may find about your pet.

  3. Advertise Post notices at community centers, grocery stores, traffic intersections, pet supply stores, veterinary offices, and other locations. Also, place advertisements in newspapers, including your pet's sex, age, color, weight, breed, and any special markings. If there is any characteristic of your pet, you must inform that too.

  4. Try the internet You can try the internet and social media. Facebook has many pages related to pets and missing pets where you can post about your pet.

  5. Be wary of pet-recovery scams When talking to strangers who claim that they have found your pet, ask them to describe your pet thoroughly before you offer them any further information. If the person does not include the identifying characteristic of your pet, then there is a chance they don’t really have your pet and might ask money for giving you some other animal and not your So, be careful.

  6. Don't give up your search Don't lose your hope and give up your search. There have been many pets who have reunited with their owners after being lost for months. Keep on taking updates from your local animal shelter and neighborhood.