Register a lost or found pet with Helping Lost Pets.
Please Note: Helping Lost Pets is an independent organization and is in no way connected to the Toronto Humane Society. By clicking the above link you are leaving the Toronto Humane Society website. The Toronto Humane Society takes no responsibility for the content or operation of the Help Lost Pets website.
Leave fresh food and water outside on a porch or in a sheltered area close to your home. Also set up a large cardboard box lined with an old towel or other items that smell familiar to your pet. If your lost pet should return while you are asleep or away from home, food and shelter may save it's life. This is also an incentive for it to stay close by. Check the box and food supply regularly during quiet evening and early morning hours.
The best time to look for a lost cat is in the dark — between dusk and dawn — when streets are quiet. A lost and hiding cat will come out in the dark to look for food. Take a flashlight with you and search under parked cars, in yards and under bushes as well as in alleys.
Call the veterinarians in your area.
Place signs accurately describing your pet in local grocery stores, laundromats, pet stores and vet clinics, as well as neighbourhood street posts.
Visit all local animal shelters to look for your lost pet.
Place an ad in the newspaper and check the “Found Pets” section daily.
The important thing to remember is that your pet needs you. It can’t tell you where it is — you are responsible for it's safety and rescue. So please don’t give up after a day or two. We recommend that you keep looking for as long as two months if necessary.
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