Having been through it myself, I know there’s absolutely nothing worse than the uncertainty of wondering where one of your beloved companion animals has gone. I posted flyers all over within a 10-mile radius, and never did find Bear. Sadly, it’s likely that he was shot by a person who didn’t like dogs and/or had cattle that needed protecting and couldn’t deal with his rambunctious “herding.”
To aid in finding these animals, we suggest the following: Make sure all of your pets have a name tag with your contact information on it. Home Again, the microchip tracking company, says that over 50% of the animals recovered happen because of such a name tag. There are many on-line companies from which you can order it, or if your pet has been microchipped, then you usually can get one from them.
Secondly, post the missing pet on our Facebook page, to the main Hickory County chats page, and I also suggest you consider taking out a lost-pet ad. Putting flyers at the local post offices, gas stations, the cafe on the square in Hermitage, etc. also gets the word out. Lastly, if you have a picture, send that information, a description of the animal and where it was last seen to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll also get it posted up here.