If your cat or your dog has disappeared !
1. As soon as possible, alert animal welfare organisations (shelters) and the vets closest to you, the police and animal ambulances. Tell them the breed, the animal’s characteristics, where and how it was lost and, if relevant, the number tattooed and electronic chip number.
Go visit shelters to make sure your pet isn’t at one of them.
Inform Help Animals immediately! Tel. 02/523 44 16
Veeweyde : 02/527.10.50
Croix bleue : 02/376.32.62
2. Let the neighbourhood know by way of a note that you slide into mailboxes, put one up in your window, at local shops, at the local post office, at bus and tram stops.
3. Start looking in the immediate neighbourhood and progressively extend the search area. When looking for a cat, especially, don’t forget to open cupboards and rooms (attics, basements, storerooms,…) where it could have been accidentally locked in.
4. Place an advertisement in a local paper and in a high-circulation newspaper and mention that there will be a “good reward”.
5. Don’t despair, it’s still possible for an animal to be found several months after its disappearance.
Don’t forget that:
1. People may keep a found animal for several days, sometimes even weeks, before taking it to a shelter.
2. Adog can be found quite a distance away from its home
3. Acurious cat can enter into a delivery van or other vehicle :
do watch out if your cat is particularly curious.
If you find your companion, don’t forget to:
1. Inform the shelters you have notified.
2. Reimburse/reward the people who found it.
3. Thank all those who have helped in finding it.
It is now compulsory to identify dogs!
You can get all relevant information from Help Animals or from your usual vet