Social media can be an effective, free way to get the word out about your missing pet but it requires some commitment and know-how on your part to have the best effect. Every lost pet who is listed with the free service, Pet FBI is posted by one of our volunteers on a corresponding state or provincial […]
Microchips that start with 900 share a “code” with overseas or unreachable manufacturers. Many of these microchips are sold by vet supply stores and on Amazon and will have no information on who bought the microchip. Get your pet scanned at your vet. If the microchip number starts with 900, go to www.petmicrochiplookup.org to see […]
Rescues have the responsibility to make sure that the dogs they are rehoming are truly homeless. If they aren’t, they are simply selling someone else’s property, a criminal offense in all fifty states.
If you are fostering or have recently adopted a dog and your dog goes missing here is a checklist to get you started.
A few weeks ago a major news network ran a very heartwarming story about a lost dog named Meadow who was found by a commercial drone operator. It caused a flurry of discussion and brought renewed hope to lost dog owners who thought using a drone was going to be the answer to finding their […]
Be very careful about posting your lost pet flyers. You may incur hefty fines or at the very least waste valuable time and resources while you are looking for your missing pet. Here are at least 3 places where you cannot post your flyers. When in doubt ask permission before you post! 1. It is […]
–We would encourage you to email, mail, or drop off a copy at your local animal control/stray holding facility or shelter. Thank you so much for your help! You, our fans, are the ones who help us to make small changes that benefit the animals. Don’t ever underestimate the power of one! Dear Animal Care Colleague, […]
Finders is NOT keepers. We have a problem in our region (Illinois). One would hope that most people have a good moral compass. You drop your wallet .. someone returns it to you. You leave your cell behind at a store…someone turns it in. What happens if you find out someone found your lost items and […]
Time is of the essence to get the message out about your lost dogs. Many times it is just plain overwhelming when you realize how many houses there are in your area.. A group of women in the Chicagoland area came up with the idea of driveway drops. This is a quick and simple way […]
If your dog went missing from the sound of fireworks – don’t panic. Immediately put out your dog’s favorite blanket, some food and water, and something that smells like you (a dirty sock or pillowcase). Then file a report from this link: www.petfbi.org You will be able to create a free flyer and social media […]