Bucks County Tips of Finding Lost Pets
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Lost Pet Directory

If you have lost your pet ...

  • Be sure to submit your pet in our directory and include a photo - submit your lost pet >
  • Call local shelters daily. Click here for a list of local shelters >
  • Report all lost and found incidents to the Bucks County Emergency Communications - 888-245-7210  (all Bucks County police are dispatched from this number).
  • Call your municipality's animal control department.
  • Post your lost pet on the BuxMont Lost & Found Pets Facebook Group
  • Post your lost pet on PawBoost.com
  • Contact WBCB radio station to inquire about a lost pet announcement - 215-949-1490, www.wbcb1490.com.
  • Place a lost or found ad in local newspapers such as the Bucks County Couries Times, The Intelligencer, etc. Leave ads in for several weeks.
  • Be persistent as many pets may not be found immediately.
  • Leave telephone messages at all veteranarian offices within a 25-mile radius. View local veteranarian offices >
  • Ask both adults and children in the area if they have seen the pet.
  • Place online classifieds for a lost/found pet on Craig's List.
  • Post signs at bus stops and eating establishments (pets will be looking for food and water). Include 7 -11 and WAWA's.
  • Make lost posters using bright-colored glow poster board with ziplock bag cover for rain. Post securely with staples.
  • If micro-chipped, contact micro-chip company.
  • If lost pet is a cat, continue indefinitely to leave Have A Heart traps in vicinity in which cat was last seen.
  • Tape posters on vehicle windows (gets attention from everywhere the vehicle is driven).
  • Notify the mail carrier, UPS drivers, Waste Management drivers.
  • Use emotional trigger wording such as "please help me","help us find our much loved dog","family is grieving", etc.

When searching...

  • Keep family scent items outside residence and take with you when on a search.
  • Pets may not recognize owners; they have been running and scared and may be disoriented, hungry, thirsty and tired.
  • Pets usually are scared and hide during the day and run at night, so search in PM hours as well.
  • Look for evidence on search such as collars, tags etc.
  • Call for pet while on the search.
  • Assign someone to check along roadways where pet may be lying injured.
  • Map out sightings, calls, times, and locations - this helps to figure out the pet's logic.