stokeshumanesoc@gmail.com          

            Stokes County Humane Society

            PO  Box 102

                Danbury, NC 27016

                stokeshumanesoc@gmail.com

                          

                        Serving the pets and people of Stokes County, NC

LOST OR FOUND A PET?

WE CAN HELP!

 

Have you found a pet or lost a pet and don't exactly know what to do to get them back or reunite them with their family?  We are here to help!  Here is some information you need to know to get your pet back or find the owners of a lost pet, keep in mind there are some horrible people that will take their trusting and beloved pet far away to dump them off because of reasons known only to themselves, so don't be discouraged if you never find the owners, we have a solution to that also. This section of our site is dedicated to those who have lost or found a pet.  We will post their information here and help spread the word.  We just need you to send us pictures, at least 3, of your lost or found pet to stokeshumanesoc@gmail.com.  


A good picture is a MUST! With all the details you know about the pet such as age, name, gender, location the pet was last seen or when it was found, dates and please be very specific and most importantly your contact information.  Contact us immediately don't delay! Time is critical for a happy ending.. I remember when my dog Tiara went missing several years ago, we were frantic...


I immediately made photo copies of her picture with my contact information and posted them all around my home and near by at stores.  I even sent them on the school bus with my daughter, she called me hours later to say someone on the school bus route  had her in their possession.. we immediately went and got it her and it was a valuable lesson.  The most important thing you can do for your pet is to have their name and your contact number on a tag on their collar and check it often to ensure the information has not been worn off. 


Also be sure to contact the Stokes Animal Control 336- 994-2788 (or your local shelter)  to make them aware of your lost pet and check back with them daily! Go don't call.. .  Also be sure to google facebook pages listing lost dogs..


Set out a shirt with your smell in a crate near your door.. or their favorite blanket.. something to help them get back home.. smell is a huge advantage.. leave out food and water but its really important you give them an item they enjoy that they will be able to smell.. typically lost dogs are found within a mile of their homes... if they were not driven by car that is. 


Good Luck!

TOP 1O THINGS TO DO IF YOU LOOSE YOUR PET!

 

1. Reach out to Friends and Family: Right away, reach out and ask for help. You would be surprised who steps up and offers their time, so give them the chance to do so.


2. Create an e-mail list of your team and keep them updated.


3. Flyers, postcards and business cards: It is PR time. Arm yourself with the flyers, tape, staplers and tacks and hit up the neighborhood. Use your most current photo of your dog and create bright-colored flyers, as well as smaller postcards or business cards. Post your flyers right away and everywhere within 1 mile of where the pet went missing. Post in coffee shops, store windows, video stores, parks, pools, churches and local hangouts. State clearly, "MISSING DOG". Include what neighborhood the dog is missing from and when he/she was last seen, as well as your phone number and a description of the dog. If you are offering a reward leave out one detail of the description (eye color or odd patch on belly) in order to weed through responses.

 

4. Network: Set out in teams and talk to people. Give out the cards to your neighbors, dog walkers, bus drivers, taxi drivers, local police, neighborhood youth, the postman, garbage woman and everyone you meet. Give them away at the farmer's market, shopping centers, convenience stores, small rural stores,wherever you can encounter the most local people. Almost everyone can relate to a lost pet and most will be sympathetic to your mission.

 

5. Contact Pet Places: visit your local Animal Control, Humane Society, rescue places, veterinary offices, pet stores and pet supply places. Check their found dogs and give them flyers to post. With Animal Control, you must go in immediately and visit often. Call Sara at 336-994-2788 at the Animal Shelter or Joan at 336-994-6117 at the Stokes Humane Society. 

 

6. Craigslist: As always, a fantastic resource. Use Craigslist to list your missing pet, but also use it to check for found dogs. Try the newspaper, as well its usually free to post an ad for a lost or found pet.

 

7. Call the Police: Most officers are quite willing to take a card and keep an eye out.

 

8. Look: With a friend, look for your dog in his/her favorite places, like a friends' yard or the local dog park. Call to them, rattle their leash, squeak their favorite toy.

 

9. Stay Positive

 

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10. Do Not Give Up! Pets have been known to find their way back home after being lost for several months.

Now for the good news: thanks to flyers (#2 above sent home on the school bus) Tiara was returned home! . Hey, it works!!!! Good Luck!

Home Again Microchipping

 

The sad fact is that 1 in 3 pets get lost during their lifetime.  They get let out accidently, dig out or climb out during thunderstorms, a loose screen and a bird flys by and the cat is out!! YIKES!

 

There are numerous reasons why and the fact is that without proper identification, 90% of them are never returned.

 

The Stokes County Humane Society offers this valuable tool to you to help you keep your pet safe.   For a small fee of $20 if you have your pet altered with us we will have your pet microchipped for you while they get their sugery!!

 

After careful study and research we have determined that Home Again offers the best product and value.  If your pet is injured while lost, you get $3,000 toward your vet bills.. and the cost of registration is on us!  Check out their product and you will see why we feel it's the best on the market and use only Home Again!

 

http://public.homeagain.com/

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