Understand and locate lost pets

As you know from your own past or present experience, a situation with a lost or missing pet can be a very stressful time. These feelings are understandable because your pet is part of your family and you sincerely want your pet to come home.

In the information below, I’ve included some of the reasons pets leave or run away from home, what techniques I use to help locate them, and why they may or may not return home on their own or be found. There is also a list of helpful tips at the bottom of this page that you can implement along with what I am doing to search for and hopefully locate your lost pet.

It is never guaranteed that a lost or missing pet will ever be found. They are also not guaranteed to return home on their own even though they are roaming freely. No animal communicator would make these kinds of guarantees. In my experience working with lost animals, I have had a significant number of animals located either by the information I pass on to their human companions of their pets or they return home on their own with the instructions I provide.

Why pets leave their homes or run away:

In addition to the obvious reasons (i.e., something scared them, neglect or abuse, they’re in heat, and/or have an overwhelming desire to get out and explore their surroundings) that pets get lost, there’s also a not-so-so reason. obvious. reason i found. Just like us, animals come into this realm of existence with a mission. Some refer to this as the path of his life. Not all animals have more than one mission during the same life, but some do. So, some animals have been known to leave because their life’s mission may take them in another direction. For example, if your pet’s mission is to help his human companion through a major life change and that has been done, then he can leave home and find another human companion where he can accomplish the same mission.

Techniques I use to help locate lost animals or help them find their own way home:

I use map dowsing in combination with animal communication to help locate lost animals. Dowsing has been around in various forms for thousands of years. In modern times, dowsing has been used to detect water for wells, mineral deposits, and archaeological artifacts hidden in the ground. Using a map, this same practice can be used to determine the general location of the lost animal.

Why lost animals can not return home or not be found:

Aside from the obvious reasons why lost animals may not return home right away, if ever (their life’s mission is to take them in a new direction, they’ve made the transition, they’re injured, and they’ve entered a state of protection while they recover from their injuries, etc.), there are a few more reasons that need to be taken into account as well. There are animals that I have come across that have been stolen and cannot return home on their own. I have also had animals tell me that they think there are too many animals in the house and therefore they leave. One particular lost animal told me that she would not return home because she believed that the predator (coyote) that scared her in the first place will return if she tries to return home.

Tips for finding lost or missing pets:

There are many things (besides contacting me as soon as possible for assistance) that can be done to increase your chances of being reunited with your lost or missing pet.

1. Create a laminated ‘lost animal’ sign that contains the word ‘REWARD’ at the top, a recent color picture of the animal in the center of the sign, and the phone number to contact if anyone sees or finds the animal. It is very important not to list any other details.

2. Post the sign in your neighborhood, at your local veterinarian’s offices, at the county animal control shelter, and at local animal rescue shelters.

3. If you live in a major city with many restaurants nearby, put up a ‘lost animal’ sign at each restaurant. After all, the animal will find food where it is convenient.

4. If your animal is microchipped, contact the company (ie Avid) to make sure they have your updated information on file in case someone contacts them to find your pet.

5. Visit your local county animal control shelter and local animal rescue shelters to see if your pet is among those in shelters. Do this as often as possible because new animals come into the shelter frequently.

6. Place an ad in the local newspaper about the lost animal. Include the same information that you have on the ‘lost animal’ poster.

7. Check the ‘found’ pet ads in the local newspaper and on local shelter websites.

8. Walk a three-block radius around your neighborhood from home and talk to your neighbors about the description of your lost pet. But unless you really see her pet, don’t call her while you’re looking for her. The reason for this is that if they hear you, you may be gone by the time they get to where you were when you called them. Instead, call them from your front or backyard or, if you’re looking for them in a car, look for them quietly.

9. If your lost pet is a cat, set up a humane trap, pet taxi, or cage in a secure area around the outside of your home (upper deck or outside porch) at night and leave it outside until morning. Place a bowl of soft, fresh cat food and water in the enclosure to entice the cat into the enclosure. Also, cover the trap with a towel, blanket, or other item familiar with its scent. You can also catch other animals, but you can also catch your own pet.

10. If you live in a neighborhood that has a homeowners association, contact one of the board members and ask them to post your pet’s information on the neighborhood website and also email everyone in the neighborhood asking them to be called if someone sees your pet.

11. If you live near a place your pet frequently visits (dog park, pet sitting, groomer, vet, etc.), contact the people who frequent those areas and ask them to keep an eye on your pet.

12. Keep actively searching for your pet no matter how much time has passed. Lost animals can turn up weeks and sometimes months or years after being lost.