Tips for Finding a Lost Pet
- Post signs or flyers with pictures of your pet at intersections within a 2-mile area of where the pet was lost. In addition, post signs at nearby common areas, such as dog parks, community centers, pet stores, vet clinics, churches, and apartment complex laundromats.
- Advertise in newspapers and check the Lost and Found section. The Bryan/College Station Eagle runs free lost ads for one week, free found ads for two weeks: 979-776-7355, http://www.theeagle.com
- File a lost pet report with Aggieland Humane Society and Bryan Animal Center.
- Contact your local Animal Control officers:
College Station Animal Control: 979-764-3600
Bryan and Brazos County Animal Control: 979-361-3888
- Notify the police if you believe that your pet may have been stolen
- Search the neighborhood. Walk, ride a bicycle or drive slowly through the area several times each day. A lost pet may hide during the day, so be sure to go out again at night with a flashlight and call for him.
- Ask neighbors, letter carriers and delivery people if they have seen your pet. Give them a copy of your lost pet flyer.
- Contact veterinary clinics in your area and surrounding areas. Finders could have taken your pet to a vet clinic to be scanned for a microchip, or for care if it was found injured.
- Leave items with a familiar scent outside your home or near the place your pet was lost. A litter box, pet bed or a sweatshirt recently worn by a loved one can attract a pet who has strayed from home.