Start Looking Immediately! Don’t wait in hopes your pet will find his or her way home. Walk or drive through your neighborhood several times each day. Alert neighbors your pet is missing and ask them to help you canvas the area. In addition, post signs around the area and have extra copies to pass out to local businesses and friends. Consider putting a sign in your yard alerting those in your neighborhood that your pet is lost.
Contact every shelter and animal control facility in your area. Visit in person if possible. Provide a description of your pet and a recent photograph.
Use Social Media! Post lost pet notices on your neighborhoods Facebook page as well as area lost pet pages, create a page dedicated to your lost pet with photos and descriptions people can share, ask your friends and relatives to help spread the word.
Alert your Microchip Company! If your pet is microchipped, contact the company to verify your information is up-to-date with current phone numbers, address and emails. In addition, let them know your pet is missing. If you are not sure of the microchip company’s information, check your pet’s records or contact the clinic where they were chipped.
Spread the Word! Post notices or flyers at local veterinary offices, grocery stores, pet supply stores and anywhere with a community bulletin board. Consider placing an advertisement in your local community paper and posting on free sites like Fido Finder and Craig’s List.
Don’t Give Up! It can take days, weeks, months, and even years for lost pets to be reunited with owners.
Now is the perfect time to get your pet microchipped! If your pet needs a microchip, visit the Houston Humane Society’s Animal Wellness Clinic for a low cost microchip. When you microchip your pet at HHS it comes with a lifetime registration.
If your pet has a microchip, make sure the information is up-to-date. Be sure your pet is wearing a collar and ID tag at all times with a current phone number at minimum.
About 2 years ago, I made the move and adopted this sweet loving puppy! I still remember when I first came to look and how timid and shy peppermint was! Boy has that changed! 2 years later, she is full of life and energy, looks healthy and has tons of fun playing with her toy. My fiance and I truly spoil her like she is our child! She has about 50 toys (ridiculous, I know!), tons of treats, and an outfit for everything! Now we live in Fort Worth, Tx and she loves it here! She knows to go to the closet when we say, “lets go get your clothes on!” She knows how to “sit” and “up” for her treats and knows that when we say “babies” it means her toys! She enjoys sitting by the door when her daddy comes home and anxiously waiting for him to come inside! She has multiple nicknames: “PP,” “P-mint,” and my niece calls her “yoda” because of her ears! She loves getting groomed and always has her nails painted and a bow in! She enjoys when our families come in and everyone spoils her just as much, if not more than we do! Peppermint loves to play fetch and loves to be outside in my parents backyard! We are so thankful for this sweet bundle of joy and she has been such a crucial part of our life! She truly is a blessing and we couldn’t be more happy to have her!
Early morning hours, June 2nd
Thieves smashed in the front door of the clinic building at the Houston Humane Society in the dark of night.
Luckily they could not get back to where the animals are, but they did manage to steal equipment and make a horrible mess. We’ve cleaned up and are open and currently helping clinic clients.
We have security cameras, but are praying that no one comes back to do more harm until we can get an upgraded monitoring system and higher resolution digital camera surveillance system. Not only do we want to protect our furry residents but also want to catch and prosecute anyone we can identify that breaks into our facility.
Thanks for caring about animal protection.