If you LOST A PET, do this NOW
1. Place your pet's bedding outdoors with food/water. Throw in an article of owner's clothing (dirty, that is, with owner's scent).
2. Notify your pet's vet, local law enforcement that your pet is missing - provide a description and tell them you will follow-up with a flyer. **If your pet is microchipped, notify the chip company and report your pet missing, and check that all contact information is current and correct**
3. File a lost dog report at Lost Dogs of Texas for a free, printable flyer. You will receive an email with a link to print the flyer.
4. Distribute flyers around the area where your pet was last seen, posting at all intersections, neighborhood bulletin boards (Lowe's Market has a bulletin board on both sides of the store), hand out to neighbors, give to FedEx/UPS, etc., postman, school bus driver, gas man, garbage collectors - anyone that delivers and drives the area frequently.
5. Share through Facebook pages and groups - your neighborhood page, if there is one; garage sale group pages are perfect - Buy, Trade, Sell in Blanco, Johnson City, TEXAS Online Garage Sale & Community News ; facebook pages - Blanco County Lost and Found Pets, Blanco County Cat Coalition, Comal County lost and found dogs, Wimberley Adoption Group and Rescue, Lost and Found Pets of Hays County, TX, Lost and Found Pets of Kendall County Texas that will post your flyer and help spread the word. Be sure to follow up with all area vets, shelters, rescues, and law enforcement with a flyer as well.
If you FOUND A PET, do this NOW
1. Take a picture of the dog, cat, or other pet. Go to Lost Dogs of Texas and file a Found Dog report, and you will receive an email with a printable flyer. Post the flyer to Blanco County Lost and Found Pets. Be sure to describe the pet's color, size, breed if known, and area pet was found and when, along with contact information.
2. If possible, take the pet to the closest veterinary clinic to be scanned for a microchip for a Full Body Scan.. If a microchip is found, clinic staff will call and try to locate the owner. The veterinary staff might also know the pet and who the owner is.
3. Always believe that the pet you found has a home, and use all tips to help find home. Keep your focus on reuniting the pet with home, and please do not assume a pet has been "dumped." Every pet has a home, and that's the goal in helping a found pet.