Thursday, September 18, 2014

My Pet Is Lost In Metro Rolla - What Do I Do?

Share your flyer with Facebook groups focused on helping lost pets.  We suggest that  copy the text of your flyer into your post so that the text can be searched upon.

Share, share, share your flyer using every social media vehicle you have to your name! Ask friends and family to share on their pages/accounts. The power of social media does prevail!

Post to Rolla.net.  They have a Community Classifieds section with a section for Lost & Found.  Be sure to include your phone number in your posting.  That will be the quickest way for someone to contact you about your lost pet.  Be sure to keep your ad up to date even if your pet hasn't been found right away.  Don't lose hope.  

The biggest lead to getting your lost pet home is for people to call with what we call Sightings. When you get a call from someone who says they have seen your pet (aka Sighting), ask for the exact location as well as time of day.  Use Google Maps to keep track of your Sightings.

Send a copy of your flyer to local Rolla area shelters and rescue groups. Check the shelters in person as much as possible.  Due to the overwhelming population of animals in shelters, it is not possible for shelter workers to keep up to date with each animal in their facility.

Post to the different Buy/Sell/Trade groups on Facebook for your municipality/township.

You can also find other groups and organizations focused on lost pets in the state of Missouri by visiting Lost & Found Pet Pages on Facebook on our site.

Be sure to visit our My Pet Is Lost - What Do I Do? post for general tips to find your lost pet.