Lost Pet Information

Of course the most important thing is to keep identification on your dog at all times.  Be sure the collar you use fits your dog properly.  You might want to consider microchipping your pet.  There are several companies that offer them.  Check with your veterinarian.  Keep records on your pet along with photos so posters can be made in the event your pet becomes lost.  "A picture is worth a thousand words."
Simple things can help prevent the loss of a pet.  Walk your fence at least yearly to check for areas that may have changed, especially over the winter.  Put locks on your gates to ensure they will not be opened accidently.  For an escape artist, use a storm door, baby gate or exercise pen across the door opening.  "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".
The loss of a pet can cause a lot of stress.  It is hard to think where to start, but time is very important.  Your pet packet should include as much information about your pet as possible.  Make it before something happens.  It should include:
                                                                                             Photos
                                                                                             Rabies Certificate for the tag number
                                                                                             City License with the Animal Control Tag number
                                                                                             MicroChip number, company and phone number

ACT Quickly:

1.   Search your property to be sure your pet is not hiding.
2.   Walk your neighborhood and talk to neighbors and everyone you meet.  Take a photos to show them and/or leave with them.  Call your pet, use squeaky toys.
3.   Place an ad in the local and main newspapers right away.  It frequently takes 3 days for the ad to be published.
4.   Report your missing pet to the appropriate microchip company.
5.   Phone your vet, emergency vets and animal shelters within your area and outside your area.
6.   Actually make a visit to the shelters, even if they tell you they do not have an animal that meets the description of your pet.  Leave a photo.  File a missing pet report    when possible.
7.   Check the area where your pet was last seen.  Do this in the early morning hours.
8.   Make and post posters in area businesses, busy intersections, and on posts and trees where your pet was lost.  Put them in your neighbor's mail boxes or attach to the main postal unit.  Only post your phone number, consider putting REWARD at the top, but no amount.
9.   Post your home phone and cell numbers os you can easily be reached.
10. Leave a familiar item outside your home.  Your dog's bed, blanket, something that smells familiar.  Leave food & water.  Leave your gate open.
11. Check the newspaper "Found Ads" and internet Lost and Founds, everyday.
12.  Use CAUTION when meeting someone claiming to have your pet and beware of scams. 

  


                                                                                          

              Lost Dog Registry                                     No More Homeless Pets                 KC PetConnect                        Lost and Pound
              (816) 333-0020                                                                                              www.kcpetconnect.com

               Kansas City Star                                       Pets 911                                       SOS Lost Pet
               (816) 234-4000                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                   AVID Microchip                         HomeAgain Microchip                    Trovan Microchips          24 Pet Watch Microchi[p                
                   1-800-336-2843                         1-888-HomeAgain                           1-(952) 890-2080           1-866-597-2424
                                                                  1-888-466-3242

This is Levi, one Very lucky Sheltie.  He left his yard through an open gate and ran the country for a month before we were lucky enough to trap him.  Please keep your pets safe.  Most dogs are not as lucky as Levi was. 
Click his photo for his story.
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9600 W. 67th St                                P.O. Box 797                                             Lee's Summit                                   204 W. 75th St.
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Liberty, MO 64068                              K.C., KS 66104                                          Ottawa, KS 66067                             Independence, MO 64056
(816) 415-1877                                   (913) 596-1000                                                                                                   (816) 325-7205
  
North KC Animal Control                    Gladstone Animal Control                             Jackson Cty. Animal Control             Olathe Animal Control
2020 Bedford                                     4000 NE 76th St                                         3030 Walnut St                                505 E. Sunvale
N KC, MO 64116                                Gladstone, MO 64118                                 Independence, MO 64050                 Olathe, KS 66061
(816) 274-6024                                   (816) 436-1810                                            (816) 325-7207                                (913) 393-6362

Excelsor Springs Animal Control         Kansas City KS Animal Control                    Pleasant Hill Animal Control             Harrisonville Animal Shelter
301 S. Main                                       3301 Park Dr.                                             223 Patterson                                 1300 Clearwater Dr
Excelsoe Springs, MO 64024              Kansas City, KS 66129                               Pleasant Hill, MO 64080                  Harrisonville, MO 64701

Kearny Animal Control                        Wayside Waifs
1300 Clearwater Dr.                            3901 Martha Truman Rd.
Kearny, MO  64701                            Kansas City, MO 64134
(816) 628-4142                                   (816) 761-8151

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