Lost & Found Pets ...
LOST Boxer ... "Molly" UPDATE: FOUND & Back home Safe! :o)
Brindle Female Boxer w/white on face & paws ... Wearing HOT PINK collar w/tags.
Shy (afraid of men), but friendly.
Lost / Last seen at 7:00pm Monday (06/27/11)
Emerson Ave. SOUTH area in Mpls., MN
Questions/Comments? See Facebook posting - click HERE.
If found, please contact - Twin Cities Boxer Club or call 651-341-0066 ... THANK YOU! ♥
LOST Boxer ... REWARD!
LOST FEMALE BRINDLE BOXER PUP.
LAST SEEN IN MARCELL, MN AT THE BUCKHORN RESORT.
SHE IS WEARING A PINK COLLAR WITH HER TAGS. SHE HAS TWO FRONT WHITE SOCKS, TWO BACK WHITE PAWS, WHITE CHEST, WHITE WISHBONE ON HER FACE.
Her name is Lillee.
We have a $500 reward out for her return ... NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
PLEASE CONTACT WITH ANY INFORMATION! >>> Click Here
We are still searching for our baby! If anyone sees her, PLEASE contact us with any information. We deeply miss our baby and pride and joy.
REWARD ... MISSING HORSE
CHESTNUT/SORREL ARABIAN MARE w/ STAR ON FOREHEAD
SCAR ON HIND LEG
MISSING FROM RUSH CREEK - ROCK CREEK AREA
A reward is being offered to anyone providing information that leads to the safe return Wyldfyre. If you have information on her whereabouts, please contact 763-856-3119.
Lost/Found Tips & Links ...
Losing your animal is a very stressful experience. Where did he go? Who can help me?
Which number do I call to see if he’s been picked up? These questions are hard to answer in the heat of the moment.
Keep the following information handy and follow these tips should your furry family friend go missing.
1. Contact your local Humane Societies & Pet Shelters, Animal Control Facilities, and Non-Emergency Police Department to report that your pet is missing. Make sure you do this in person. As the owner of the missing animal, it’s your responsibility to take steps to locate your lost pet. It’s very difficult for a shelter worker to make a positive identification over the phone, and perceptions of color and breed vary from person to person. They'll let you post flyers and will take all your identifying information ...Distinguishing marks or scars that will separate your animal from the masses. (For example: declawed, broken/missing teeth, collar or lack there of, tags, microchip I.D. number, scars, age, scared of strangers, outgoing, etc.) ... if you go in person.
- Animal Control facilities & non-emergency Police numbers in Minnesota (see page 2)
- Animal Humane Society (Twin Cities Locations)
- Minnesota Valley Humane Society
- Other Humane Societies & Pet Shelters in Minnesota
Know that each animal welfare organization can’t possibly know details on every stray animal in their care. Shelter staff do their best to follow up with lost/found reports, but with different staff/schedules it is difficult to know exactly what is in stray holding at any given time. Someone may tell you your dog is not there, and it could be on its way to the gas chamber. Take it upon yourself to go in person and talk to people. Don’t be a stranger! In person, check in with these facilities as often as possible. There is a five day stray period in Minnesota and a seven day period in Wisconsin (including weekends). This means that strays are euthanized after 5 days!!!!... Make sure to check the facilities every two to three days. Look at the pets in their stray holding facility yourself!
2. Remember, pets on the run have no regard for city boundaries. Make sure to check around surrounding suburbs, even neighboring cities often use completely different impounds or animal controls.
3. Try using your pet’s favorite toys.If your pet has a favorite toy with a squeaker, bell, or other noise, use it while calling for them. Cats and dogs have exceptional hearing and are able to hear things from a distance.
- Look for animals in the early morning or late evening when the neighborhood is quiet.
- You may have an easier time hearing a bark or meow. Bring a flash light!
- Leaving out canned food may attract wayward kitties back home.
- If you have an outgoing animal, they may be looking for other dogs, cats, and people that are likely to provide comfort, food, and shelter. Yards or public parks are good areas to check for these types of animals.
- If you have a shy or older animal that is not very trusting of strangers, it may be hiding; check bushes, under cars, open garages, and similar small places.
4. Make and post posters (these are not the same as flyers ... see tips below)
5. Inform your neighbors about your missing pet. Ask them if they would not only look around, but also allow you to check their garages, sheds, window wells, decks, etc. Owners typically look a little harder for their own animals.
6. Walk the neighborhoods (door-to-door) and talk to neighborhood kids. Kids are often out more than parents and could possibly know or see more. Let people know that you’re looking for your pet ... multiple sets of eyes are always better than one! Make up flyers (see tips below). Flyers are the best way for shelters and people in the community to assist you in your search. Make at least 100-200 to begin with. When you go canvassing to homes where you don't know the people, keep in mind you don't know but a criminal lives there. Take off your jewelry, do not carry a purse, or any money with you.
Here is a list of other folks in your community that you should contact & give fliers (in person, if possible):
- Gas Stations
- Restaurants (dogs often seek out food at their trash bins)
- Newspaper delivery person ... because they are out during the early morning hours.
- Garbage Companies ... give fliers to your garbage man and other waster removal companies in your town.
- Schools & Daycares
- Post Office ... give fliers to your carrier and other postal/mail delivery companies (Fed Ex, UPS, etc.) in and around your city.
- Vet offices & pet hospitals.
- Pet businesses ... groomers, doggie-daycare, pet stores, training facilities, dog parks, breed groups (i.e.Twin Cities Boxer Club), professional dog-walkers/pet-sitters, do-do removal companies, etc.
- Outdoor sports organizations ... Geocaching.com, Disc-golfers, golf courses, REI, Midwest Mountaineering, Cabella's, Gander Mountain, etc.
- Food delivery businesses ... Pizza delivery, Chinese food deliver, Jimmy Johns, etc.
- In-home service businesses ... carpet cleaners, plumbers, furniture repair, cable, telephone, lawn service, furnace/duct cleaners, cleaning companies, etc. ... these folks are out & about all day and armed with your flier may spot a dog on the loose.
- Parks - city, state, and national parks & forests.
- Outside supermarkets in your area
- Fire stations
- Community Centers
- Local businesses & grocery stores
- Local newspaper, radio & TV
7. Notify your local breed & rescue groups (if you own a Boxer, for example, these would be two good breed organizations to contact ... Twin Cities Boxer Club, or MN Boxer Rescue).These are great resources from which to recruit those who are passionate about your breed of pet to help you look for your pet. Or someone may have turned your pet into them as a "homeless" pet - and they are now in a temporary foster home awaiting adoption ... so check pet adoption events too (and give them a flyer).
8. Flag your pet as a lost pet. If your animal has a microchip, call the company the chip is registered through and have your pet’s chip number flagged as a lost pet. Microchip company contact info.:
- AVID 1-800-336-AVID
- AKC 1-800-252-7894
- Home Again Pet Recovery 1-866-738-4324
9. Contact your veterinarian. If your animal is wearing veterinary tags, contact your veterinarian to let them know the animal is missing. Keep in mind that most veterinary clinics are typically not open on the weekends.
10. Check online! There are a number of different online lost and founds and it’s difficult to gauge where a person may list a found pet. Here are some ideas:
- Local newspapers
- LOST DOGS - MN - a great local resource utilizing Facebook to help reunite lost pets with their owners.
- Craigslist.com - look under Community ... check both Pets and Lost+Found postings (and post your own LOST notice while you are there).
- Fidofinder.com- the largest public database of lost and found dogs. Lost dog owners and lost dog finders can post classified ads, search listings, print posters, and receive automated email notifications when matching dogs are registered on the website.
- Midwest Missing Pet Network (FREE)
- K9 Amber Alert(FREE)
- Lost and Pound (FREE) - networking database - policem shelters, vets, businesses, media and the public.
- Find Toto ($ a fee-based service $) - Immediately notify 1000's of YOUR neighbors in minutes
- MN Animal Control & Dog-Pound Listings
- Lost My Doggie ($ fee-based service $) - calls YOUR neighbors when Fido goes missing.
- Missing Pet Partnership - lost pet recovery tips and referrals to lost pet services.
11. Be very weary of pet-finding agencies that contact you. Scam artists unfortunately do exist, even in the pet world. Make sure you ask the right questions and request printed information to ensure you’re working with a legitimate business.
12. Write a press release for your local paper. Lost/found ads do not always work. A press release will often be printed free of charge if you can make it news. A healthy cash reward will make it "news." You should present it with a typed double spaced story, and a picture of the dog. A newspaper can reach more people in one day than you can canvas in a year.
13. Not all pets are "Lost", some are "Stolen". Report any witnesses to the police, even children. Although children may not be able to testify in court, there have been incidents where a 12 yr old who played with a missing dog in the thief's yard, helped get a search warrant on the premises. Don't ignore anything.
14. Follow every lead, and be prepared that well-meaning people will send you on a few wild goose chases. They saw a dog fitting your description, and they call. It can be disappointing if it turns up someone else's dog, but at least you know the word is out and people are trying.
15. Check flyers & posters that you have posted to be sure they're still there. If they have been taken down, replace them.
Last, but not least...NEVER give up!
Tips on making flyers - The best flyers should include:
- A recent clear picture; color if possible
- “REWARD” Don’t say how large, but a reward can be an incentive for everyone,and especially someone who would otherwise keep your lost animal.
- The main location where the animal went missing. For example: city, cross streets, park, etc.
- Color & breed of pet
- Your contact information (do NOT include your name) ... cell number is best.