The first step you should take is to contact your local vet or pet shelter. They will have equipment to scan for a microchip.
When scanned the vet or pet shelter should be able to locate the owner. This is why it’s extremely important to keep your details up to date on MyPet or another approved microchip database.
Does the pet have an ID tag on his collar? Most owners will have their information on an ID tag. This was a law introduced in the UK in 1992.
If the pet isn’t microchipped or isn’t registered on a database it’s always useful to share on social media. Your local area will more than likely have a lost and found site. You may see the pet has been reported missing here. Posting a picture here along with some information on where you found the pet will help anyone who is looking for the pet!
My pet is missing, what should I do?
Ensure your pet's microchip is registered on an official microchip database such as MyPet. If you don’t know your pets microchip, check with your vet and anyone else who may know it such as the breeder or rehoming centre. Ensuring the data stored against your pets microchip is up to date is vital. We recommend ensuring you have all your pets' information stored on your MyPet app. The app has some amazing features to help you get the word out that your pet is missing!
Mark your pet as lost on your database of choice. This will help ensure if any vet or other authorised party searches your pets microchip they will know he or she is missing!
Using your MyPet app you can flag your pet as lost. This will send a notification to any MyPet app user within 5 miles of where your pet went missing!
Check lost and found pet groups on social media. Most local areas have a lost and found group. You should also post about your missing pet here. The MyPet app can help you with social posting
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