If Your Pet is Lost in a Disaster

Check at the RC Pets shelter daily.

Post lost pet flyers in at least a one–mile radius.

Talk to neighbors and give them a flyer in person. Ask them to look in their yard, shed, garage, and basement.

Leave out food and water on your front or back porch.

Drive and walk around calling your pet’s name and shaking treats or a container of dry food. Dusk is an especially good time to try. Lost pets are usually fairly near home, so this is an extremely important technique.

Leave something familiar to your pet on your front and back porch: a toy, their bed, a t–shirt that smells like you.

Do not give up hope. Keep looking. Once the trauma of the event has passed, your pet may very well come home.