Lost and Found Tips/Resources
LOST or FOUND a dog or cat? Visit the Missing Pet Partnership website for some great tips on recovering lost pets, lost pet behavior,
and why it is always best to "think lost, not stray".
Visit HSSNM, Dog Cruces and Craig's List to see more local animal lost/found listings, and also check out the Facebook online listings at Lost and Found Pets Las Cruces. You can also post animals your lose or find on this page as well.
You can also send your lost or found information to us via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will forward the message to our local animal-welfare contacts.
Depending on your dog or cat’s personality, they may be hiding closer to home than you think. Indoor-only cats usually don’t travel too far but may be hiding and not come out when you call, and gregarious dogs who love people will not travel as far as those weary of strangers or who have fearful (xenophobic) personalities; these guys and gals can run miles away from home and truly get lost.
Create flyers and big posters to put up around your area (though local ordinances may prohibit this). One alternative is to use your car’s back windshield for this signage with washable window markers you can get at Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, etc. Other options are to use the shared mail boxes in newer neighborhoods or asking property owners if you can put up a sign in their corner yard, etc.
Big posters with basic information should be posted anywhere cars traveling in the area can read them from inside their cars as they drive by. You can also create smaller, detailed flyers with the pet’s name, and offer a reward if you can afford it. Tape flyer copies to the bigger posters and use a message as follows on the bigger posters and your car windshield:
For more information and great online tips on lost pets and missing pet behavior and examples of painted back windshields, visit the Missing Pet Partnership.
Tips for what to do if you FIND a dog or cat
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For more information and great online tips on reuniting pets with their family, visit the Missing Pet Partnership.
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