Lost a Pet in Northern Arizona?
If you have lost a pet, there are many things you can to do in order to increase your chances of finding your beloved one.
*Create flyers with a picture (if available) and brief description of your pet and include your contact information so they can call you. Post them around your neighborhood, at local stores, etc.
*Post your pet on PETS911.com, petfinder.com, fidofinder.com, and pets.lostandfound.com. You also can post your pet on FaceBook on the Lost and Found Pets Flagstaff page: www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Pets-Flagstaff-AZ/245984348745020
*Make sure you check your local pound a minimum of twice a day if possible.
Coconino Humane Association
3501 East Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ
*Go door-to-door to your neighbors with a flyer and ask if they have seen your pet. Some neighbors may be willing to help look.
*Put an ad in your local newspaper. The Arizona Daily Sun will run a 3-day lost and found ad for free.
*Make sure you look everywhere in your home. Pets will often hide in unusual places if they get scared. For cats look in the neighbors' bushes, in closets, under the bed, etc. Dogs will hide in ditches or run blocks away during storms. Most dogs do not go very far but some who are new to the home could venture miles and miles away. Remember there are good people out there who want to help a dog running down the street. They may pick up your dog and take to the pound, their home, or other locations no longer close to your home. That is why it is important to post notices on all local websites, the paper, local stores, and check the pound daily.
*Make sure your pet is equipped with a microchip and proper collar and ID. If you move it is imperative that you update your contact information. Make sure you update the rabies information as well.
*Contact the veterinarians in your area. Let them know your dog is missing, and if he or she is turned in to their office and needs care, you will pay whatever amount (or up to a certain amount) to take whatever measures are needed to save his or her life. Give them your phone numbers in case they need to call you to confirm identity or if they need a credit card to start treatment.
Losing Your Home?
If you are facing foreclosure or need to move for any reason, do not leave your pet behind or let them go into the streets. Contact Lost Our Home Pet Foundation at www.lostourhome.org or call 602-230-HELP (4357)