911LostPetRescue.com TIPS YOU SHOULD FOLLOW NOW!!!
Confirm your pet is not just hiding somewhere on your property. Check everywhere! Pets can get into some very strange and tiny places. Look behind, under and inside anything that is bigger than your pet.
Please…Even if you don’t want to use us, email or text 2 or 3 latest photos of your pet to us at Help@911LostPetRescue.com or text them to 562.666.7154 with gender, age, weight, if chipped, where lost or address, and how long has your pet been missing. We will post them on our Lost & Found website section. We only post Local Pets (Long Beach - Signal Hill - Seal Beach). This will save time and time is critical when your pet disappears.
Start searching your neighborhood, knock on doors and talk to all your neighbors and leave them your phone number. Walk, ride a bicycle or drive slowly through your neighborhood calling your pets name while you go around the neighborhood. Animals can hear you from long distances. Bring your pets favorite noisy toys and rattle them loudly while calling their name. It's also important to listen to see if your pet is making any noise. They may make a noise in reply or they may be hiding somewhere whimpering or barking.
You should go to all the local shelters within a 20-mile radius and the government agencies charged with picking up stray and lost animals and look for yourself, at least every other day. Many of them have websites to post lost or found pets. Calling the animal shelters on the phone is not always effective. Your pet may not yet be listed in the records at the front desk, and the way you describe your pet may not be the way a shelter describes your dog or pet. Any animal may become dirty, matted and neglected looking very quickly, and you must visit the shelter, even if your pet was wearing tags when it was lost. You should go to the shelters at least every other day. Few shelters can keep animals for more than 72 hours. Sometimes it takes more than a few days for a pet to be picked up and brought to a shelter. It's important to visit all the shelters within 20 miles of where your pet was lost. In many areas stray animals are picked up by a government agency which holds them for a period and then turns them over to a shelter. If someone took your pet in for a few days hoping you would knock on their door and ask about it, they might later drop your pet off at the closest shelter to them. FOLLOW-UP IS KEY! Good Luck!