If you have lost your pet ...
- Be sure to submit your pet in our directory and include a photo - submit your lost pet >
- Call local shelters daily. Click here for a list of local shelters >
- Report all lost and found incidents to the Bucks County Emergency Communications - 888-245-7210 (all Bucks County police are dispatched
from this number).
- Post your lost pet on the BuxMont Lost & Found Pets Facebook Group
- Contact WBCB radio station to inquire about a lost pet announcement - 215-949-1490, www.wbcb1490.com.
- Place a lost or found ad in local newspapers such as the Bucks
County Couries Times, The Intelligencer, etc. Leave ads in for several
- Be persistent as many pets may not be found immediately.
- Leave telephone messages at all veteranarian offices within a
25-mile radius. View local veteranarian offices >
- Ask both adults and children in the area if they have seen the pet.
- Place online classifieds for a lost/found pet on Craig's
- Post signs at bus stops and eating establishments (pets will be
looking for food and water). Include 7 -11 and WAWA's.
- Make lost posters using bright-colored glow poster board with
ziplock bag cover for rain. Post securely with staples.
- If micro-chipped, contact micro-chip company.
- If lost pet is a cat, continue indefinitely to leave Have A Heart
traps in vicinity in which cat was last seen.
- Tape posters on vehicle windows (gets attention from everywhere
the vehicle is driven).
- Notify the mail carrier, UPS drivers, Waste Management drivers.
- Use emotional trigger wording such as "please help me","help
us find our much loved dog","family is grieving",
- Keep family scent items outside residence and take with you when
on a search.
- Pets may not recognize owners; they have been running and scared
and may be disoriented, hungry, thirsty and tired.
- Pets usually are scared and hide during the day and run at night,
so search in PM hours as well.
- Look for evidence on search such as collars, tags etc.
- Call for pet while on the search.
- Assign someone to check along roadways where pet may be lying
- Map out sightings, calls, times, and locations - this helps to
figure out the pets logic.