Many pets go missing over the summer months, especially around the 4th of July. So what do you do if this happens? Many people wait several hours or a few days to see if the pet returns on his/her own. Unfortunately, that is time lost while the pet could be getting further from home.
If your missing pet is a dog, begin by calling your local police department. Oftentimes, the police are the first ones called when a dog is found running stray. Be sure to give a clear description as well as any identifying marks.
Next, contact your local dog pound and animal shelters in the area and give them a description of the pet and the area that the pet is missing from. Also visit the shelters and pounds with pictures of your pet. Shelters and pounds are very busy places. Don’t rely strictly on their information. GO LOOK!
Place posters in the area and surrounding areas with clear pictures and accurate contact information.
Contact local veterinary clinics. Many people who find animals call the clinics and ask if anyone is missing a pet.
Print out cards with your pet’s picture and go door to door in the area and surrounding areas.
Here are our local pounds and Animal Welfare League and their addresses:
Trumbull County Dog Pound
7501 Anderson Ave.
Warren, Oh 44484
Mahoning County Dog Pound
589 Industrial Rd
Youngstown, Oh 44509
Animal Welfare League
812 Youngstown-Kingsville Rd SE
Vienna, Oh 44473
Angels for Animals
4750 South Range Rd.
Canfield, Oh 44406