Feb 15, 201211:26 AMDaily News
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How to find a lost pet in Pennsylvania
Whether it’s by a hole under the fence, a broken leash or a door that wasn’t fully closed, nobody enjoys the feeling of panic and devastation caused by a missing pet.
While it might seem natural to immediately point the finger at another family member, it is imperative that everybody sticks together as a team and stays positive—especially for children. If children see parents getting upset or discouraged by a missing pet, they will quickly do the same.
Remember these tips if your pet goes missing:
- Always take a quick drive or walk around the neighborhood to search for your pet. Sometimes this is all it takes.
- Social media is your friend. Post a photo of your missing pet on Facebook so that all of your local friends know to keep an eye out.
- Visit the SPCA of York website and submit a missing pet report: http://www.ycspca.org/strayssurrenders.htm
- Create flyers with your pet’s photo. This may seem like an obvious tip, but don’t just put the flyers on telephone poles. Also go to local gas stations and restaurants, and ask if you can put a flyer up there.
- Ask your neighbors to watch for you pet. Neigbors are usually willing to lend a helping hand, and would likely pick up your pet for you should they find them.
- Visit the lost and found section on the York, Lancaster, or Harrisburg Craigslist page. Not only will this allow you to post information about your missing pet, but will also allow you to monitor listings in case someone finds your pet. http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/laf/, http://lancaster.craigslist.org/laf/, http://york.craigslist.org/laf/