The stress of having a lost pet is unbearable.
Not knowing if your beloved pet is injured, dead or alive is every pet parent's nightmare.
Karen has helped recover over 1100 pets over the last two decades.
It takes a lot of work and determination to find a pet so make sure you are up for the challenge.
If Your Pet Is Lost Follow These Steps:
Step 1: Email the office to inquire if Karen is taking new Lost Pet cases.
If Karen is taking new cases continue to Step 2.
If not, review the tips below for finding lost pets and keep checking back with Karen.
Step 2: Email a photo of the pet, include brief details of the event, date last seen, last known location, the name, age and gender of the pet along with a $100 non-refundable deposit.
Karen will review your case at the first opportunity and determine if she can obtain enough information to schedule a Lost Pet Session.
If she can help you, Karen will schedule an appointment with you at her first available time and your $100 deposit goes toward a Lost Pet Session of $249.
If Karen cannot help you the $100 deposit is forfeited.
There are no discounts, coupons or refunds offered on this type of appointment due to the extreme level of difficulty involved.
Karen gathers detailed information about lost pets viewing their surroundings from their perspective.
Pets provide images of the terrain, buildings, neighborhoods and various other insights.
Karen can determine if your animal is still alive, injured or if they are hiding.
She also obtains directional insights and can feel the distance of their location.
Dogs are notorious for taking off and disappearing down the road. If this happens, be sure that you are quick to react. Gather as many people as possible to help with your search.
Dogs can travel great distances in a very short time, so it's best to have someone look in the area the animal went missing AND in the outer perimeter.
Social media has been helpful in posting lost animals so be sure you have good photos at any given time.
Dogs can go for quite some time without food, but they will need water. Check all water sources in the area.
Try not to panic. Sending out this type of energy can make your dog think they did something wrong and it can make even more fearful and confused.
Think positively and picture your dog running to you. Think of what it will look like when they are home safe and sound, and you are giving them love and treats.
If your dog has been missing for several days without any sightings, its possible he/she is injured. Injured dogs tend to hide. They find a safe place and then rarely come out.
Canvas the area and talk to locals. Resources include postal workers, bus drivers, kids, delivery drivers, anyone who frequents the neighborhood where the dog may be.
In the unfortunate event that your dog has been missing for a very long time without any sightings it is likely, they were fatally wounded.
Exceptions would be dogs lost in the forest or other wilderness areas or if someone found them and decided to keep them.
Always use extreme caution for your personal safety and ask permission before entering anyone's property.
Unlike dogs, cats are usually not very far from their last known location and have no desire to travel great distances.
Outdoor Cats ~
Many outdoor cats have a territory they roam but might have been chased out of their area by another cat, dog or another predator. In most cases, cats eventually find their way back home when they feel it's safe to do so. It may take several hours, days or even weeks for them to feel safe enough to venture out.
Usually, the only time that lost cats are far from home is if a human has trapped or moved them.
The most common mistake made with lost cats is giving up too soon. Continue to search, be vigilant and persistent.
Cats tend to stay in hiding during the day, but they will come out at dawn and dusk when everything settles down.
Cats are very tuned into the magnetic field of the Earth and the area they call home.
Most cats will eventually circle back to their familiar territory when they are calm, relaxed and not feeling threatened.
Indoor Cats ~Most indoor cats are less than five houses from home. Typically this includes an area of less than 1/4 mile.
The problem is they hide from everyone including YOU. You may be within inches of your cat and it won't make a sound.
Although frustrating, lost cats don't behave like a lost human. They act in an instinctual manner.
Think about how your cats behave when you startle them. Instinctively, they flatten down and run off to the nearest hiding spot.
They react in a similar fashion when lost. Many will dash off in search of a hole, cubby, shed, garage, open door, side door, backyard, wood pile, where they can hide.
It can take a few hours, days or even weeks for them feel safe enough to venture out. Cats can survive without food for a long time but will need water.
Natural instincts kick in, and they go into a 'survival mode' hiding and acting feral.
Indoor cats tend to circle back to their home territory so sure you keep checking the same spots you've checked before.
You may need to get down on hands and knees and look at the world from six inches off the ground to see all the hiding places available.
Indoor cats may need to hear your voice, so call to them frequently. Use cans of food, clang forks on them, use bags of dry food or treats and shake them.
Call to them in a chirpy, upbeat manner as if nothing was wrong.
Dusk and dawn are the two most active times for lost cats to move around.
Even if you are upset, try to keep a positive outlook. Imagine your cat coming home and picture what it will look like when you see them in the yard or at the front door.
Try not to stress yourself out as that is negative energy that can block a cat's ability to find their way home.
Imagine you are a magnet and your cat is drawn closer and closer to you every day.
Don't get discouraged with how much time has gone by with a lost cat. Karen has worked cases where cats were found a year or more after they disappeared.
Use common sense and always exercise personal safety when looking for your cat.