Tips on what to do if you lose your pet with the team from Summit Lost Pet Rescue

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It is very scary if you lose your pet.

Visit https://www.lostpetrescue.org/

OUR MISSION:

Summit Lost Pet Rescue is an animal protection and welfare organization devoted to finding lost pets in Summit County Colorado and reuniting them with their owners.

  • Call ALL of the following to REPORT LOST:

    • Summit County Animal Control 970-668-8600

    • Call Summit County Shelter 970-668-3230

    • Call Summit Lost Pet Rescue 970-423-5701​

  • COMFORT/SCENT STATIONS- place out owner’s dirty clothes, dirty towels, dirty sheets, pet bed, etc ASAP in area where pet was last seen. If missing pet has a sibling pet, rub towels on the sibling pet and leave those where the pet went missing as well for scents.

  • SHARE on the following Facebook pages:

    • Summit Lost Pet Rescue

    • Summit County Loves Their Pets

    • Dog Gone Summit County

    • One Man’s Junk Summit County

      • Post a picture and name of lost animal

      • Date, time, exact location lost

      • Phone number of owner to call or text if seen

      • Describe animal- shy, skittish, friendly, what color collar, etc

  • NEON SIGNS- hang neon foamboard signs and write in big black marker: “LOST DOG”, “TYPE OF DOG”, “CALL TEXT xxx-xxx-xxxx”, “DO NOT CHASE” See example on www.lostpetrescue.org

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  • Call your microchip company and report lost

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  • Call all local vets and shelters in area and surrounding areas

  • GO SEARCHING ON FOOT & USE CALMING TECHNIQUES:

    • DO NOT CALL or CHASE pet

    • Get low to ground, turn back, don’t make eye contact and do not call his name or chase. He’s in flight or fight mode and will run. If you see him, do these steps and toss some treats his way. Act like you’re eating and dropping crumbs to see if it’ll entice him to come. Build trust. Let him come to you.

    • Be patient & calm

    • If missing pet has a sibling pet, take them with you on every search to spread the scent​

    • Keep smelly treats with you and a lead leash.

    • If you see him, he may not recognize you right away (don’t take this personally, its part of survival mode, they get confused). ​

    • Keep chip bag or paper with you and make crinkly sound.

  • FLYERS- hang on bus stops, Summit Daily Boxes, gas stations, local restaurants & businesses, neighbors cars, and share with Fedex/Ups/Post Office/mailman/garbage truck drivers, etc

CLICK HERE FOR LOST DOG FLYER TEMPLATE

CLICK HERE FOR LOST CAT FLYER TEMPLATE

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  • Post sign in owners yard- “LOST DOG LIVES HERE”​​​

  • Window markers on your car- write "lost dog, description, location, phone number"

  • Look on Craigslist for free pets or pets for sale (just in case someone picked up your lost pet and is trying to sell)

  • Look on Petfinder.com & Petharbor.com

Those with information about this lost pet should contact Summit Lost Pet Rescue, Inc. (“SLPR”) at 970-423-5701.

IMPORTANT: Those reading this flyer are not authorized to

We are 100% donation based and donations go directly toward resources and supplies to help find lost pets.

RESCUE REPORT since

January 2020:

LOST PETS FOUND & REUNITED WITH OWNERS:

109 DOGS

24 CATS

235 episodes