Aug 14, 2022
**Our team will do our very best to assist with every lost pet as it is our passion to save every single lost pet. Due to the high volume of lost reports we receive daily, we may have limited number of volunteers and resources, and may not be able to assist on every search. Please follow our search protocols that we have listed in detail on our Lost A Pet tab at www.lostpetrescue.org/lost-pet
:STEPS TO FOLLOW IF YOUR PET WENT MISSING
Go to www.lostpetrescue.org and fill out the Owner Intake Waiver Form
Call ALL of the following to REPORT LOST:
COMFORT/SCENT STATIONS- place out owner’s dirty clothes, dirty towels, dirty sheets, pet bed, etc ASAP in area where pet was last seen. If missing pet has a sibling pet, rub towels on the sibling pet and leave those where the pet went missing as well for scents.
SHARE on the following Facebook pages:
Summit Lost Pet Rescue
Summit County Loves Their Pets
Dog Gone Summit County
One Man’s Junk Summit County
Post a picture and name of lost animal
Date, time, exact location lost
Phone number of owner to call or text if seen
Describe animal- shy, skittish, friendly, what color collar, etc
NEON SIGNS- hang neon foamboard signs and write in big black marker: “LOST DOG/CAT”, “BREED", “CALL TEXT xxx-xxx-xxxx”, “DO NOT CHASE” See example on www.lostpetrescue.org
SHARE on :
Call your microchip company and report lost
Call all local vets and shelters in area and surrounding areas
GO SEARCHING ON FOOT & USE CALMING TECHNIQUES:
DO NOT CALL or CHASE pet
Get low to ground, turn back, don’t make eye contact and do not call his name or chase. He’s in flight or fight mode and will run. If you see him, do these steps and toss some treats his way. Act like you’re eating and dropping crumbs to see if it’ll entice him to come. Build trust. Let him come to you.
Be patient & calm
If missing pet has a sibling pet, take them with you on every search to spread the scent
Keep smelly treats with you and a lead leash.
If you see him, he may not recognize you right away (don’t take this personally, its part of survival mode, they get confused).
Keep chip bag or paper with you and make crinkly sound.
FLYERS- www.lostmydoggie.com and www.lostmykitty.com-Create flyer from this site, print and hang on bus stops, Summit Daily Boxes, gas stations, local restaurants & businesses, neighbors cars, and share with Fedex/Ups/Post Office/mailman/garbage truck drivers, etc
Post sign in owners yard- “LOST DOG/CAT LIVES HERE”
Window markers on your car- write "lost dog/cat, description, location, phone number"
Look on Craigslist for free pets or pets for sale (just in case someone picked up your lost pet and is trying to sell)
Look on Petfinder.com & Petharbor.com
Those with information about this lost pet should contact Summit Lost Pet Rescue, Inc. (“SLPR”) at 970-423-5701. IMPORTANT: Those reading this flyer are not authorized to conduct or assist in pet searches for, or on behalf SLPR, without first registering with and executing a waiver and release with SLPR at www.lostpetrescue.org/volunteer. Those who conduct or assist in pet searches without first doing so, do so at their own risk, peril and liability.