I am noticing more and more Lost and Found Senior dogs. Years ago there was a disturbing trend out west of dumping Senior Goldens into Rescue because they weren’t fashionable! Now, I am seeing more and more senior dogs showing up into rescue. I hope this ‘fashion’ trend hasn’t reared it’s ugly head again.
Years ago I came up with this wonderful insert in case your dog goes on ‘walk about’. Why? I had a dog in rescue who lived 1/2 mile from where he was almost hit by a car. Used the same vet… but, didn’t start looking for him for two weeks. IF he had followed some simple steps, The dog in question would of been home. Here are my suggestions:
OH MY ! My Beloved Pet is Missing What shall I do?????
First find a current photo of missing pet!
Make posters with the following information:
Age, Name, last seen: date/location, any unusual markings/scars, if microchipped/tattooed,if medications are needed/health issues if any!
Your phone number- a back up number or two even!
DO NOT give all information- such as special nicknames- this is a reserve to PROVE it is your beloved!
Send posters out in the world- on stop signs near area last seen, drop off at local vets offices ( or mail), groomers, local shelters- also email them to local rescues in area. Another resource is drop off at the post office! Even your regular UPS delivery person- who is out there every day is another set of eyes and ears.
There is a site online for lost pets- petfinder.com – your poster can be sent to all area shelters instantly!
CHECK in with local shelters/groups regularly- also the vets office!!!!!
A special help is letting the local teenagers KNOW your pet is missing! Yep, teenage networking- they hear/see things we don’t!
I hope NONE of you need this- but it is a good idea to keep this information handy. Remember some local humane societies are actually euthenizing dogs if they gulp food! So, act quickly – and photo regularly!!!!!!
Hug those pups/kittens for me. Ellee aka GRAMMY!
Author: Cassiopeia’s Golden Legacy
J. Ellee Neilands
Your going what should I do if I find a dog???
Contact Local Shelter, Rescues, and if Microchipped the company the chip is registered. And Follow the above steps as if you lost the pet.
Below is a photo of my Missing boy… although this photo is now 10 yrs old. Hoping to find out what happened. Stolen from my yard… but NEVER EVER forgotten.