PLEASE use this guide if you have lost or found a pet.
It has worked for others and it can work for you.
Here's an email we received 11/5/09...
I wanted to let you know that the information on the Grasp website led to the reunion of me and my dog Sammy yesterday. I couldn't be happier on his return. I will definitly tell others about this website. My heart goes out to anyone who is still looking for their lost pet, that's a feeling that nobody should feel. Thank-You
Search the Neighborhood -Walk and/or drive through your neighborhood several times a day. Early morning and sunset are prime times. Talk to anyone whom may have seen your cat or dog, such as joggers, mail and newspaper carriers.
Notify Others - Call your veterinary clinics, especially those who offer boarding for cats and dogs. Injured pets are often taken to a veterinarian for care prior to transfer to an animal shelter.
Use the Power of Scent -Place a recently-worn article of clothing in your yard; for litter box trained cats place their box outside. Familiar scents can bring your cat or dog home.
Advertise - Post fliers all around your neighborhood, including major intersections and at all public places. Place an ad in the classified section of your local paper (see reference to D&C below). Offer a reward. Contact WVIN 98.3 to list with their Pet Patrol.
File a Report - Don't assume your cat or dog has been stolen. More cats and dogs stray from home than are stolen. However, if you have evidence notify your police and animal control departments immediately.
Don't Give Up! - Keep searching even when you have little hope left. Cats and dogs who have been lost for months have been reunited with their owners.
Click here for additional tips from PetRescue.com
Sites with more tips or where you can report a lost/found pet:
Petfinder - under classifieds
Rochester Craigslist - lost + found under community
Pet Bond -can make a lost and found flyer with this website
The following four sites are specially for birds:
911 Parrot Alert - Select "Report Lost Bird" or "Report Found Bird" in left margin.
Place an ad with the Democrat and Chronicle. You can place a 3 line, 3 day found ad for free. There is a charge for lost ads. You can place either ad online or by calling 454-1111 Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact the following:
- All local Animal Hospitals
- Greece Animal Control - 585-581-4025
- Humane Society of Victor (Lollypop)- 585-223-1330
- Rochester Animal Services - 585-428-7274
- The street you live on
- Zip code
- Date the pet went missing
- Is the pet spayed or neutered?
- If a cat, is the cat declawed?