Friday, February 14, 2014

Pet Theft Awareness Day

Today, February 14th, is the annual pet theft awareness day. Pets are stolen every day around the year, but there are some easy safety measures to take that will reduce the risk, and some tips that might help with retrieving a lost pet.

  1. Make sure that your pet is microchipped and that your information is updated. This will aid in returning a lost or stolen pet to you.
  2. Never leave your pet unattended in a yard, car, or public area.
  3. Keep an accurate identification file for your pet. This should include a detailed description and several photos.
If your pet is lost or stolen
  1. Visit your local animal shelters at once, and keep checking back with them every day. It is also a good idea to visit veterinarians in the area, contact animal services, and the police.
  2. Search everywhere. Pets can hide in strange places.
  3. Use the power of social media. Post pictures on your Facebook page and ask people to share.
  4. Distribute flyers, talk to neighbors, and chat with delivery men, postal workers, and others that move around your area on a daily basis.
~ Maria Sadowski ~