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Searching for a lost dog

 FIRST STEPS

  • Go to www.HelpingLostPets.com to register your dog and make a flier. Fliers must be in color to show an accurate description of your pet.

  • Call Animal Control (402-441-7900) and Humane Society (402-441-4488) and file a report.

  • Put out an alert on their microchip by calling their microchip company.

  • Run ad in Lincoln Journal Star (402-473-7373). Free add for 6 days.

  • Go to www.LostMyDoggie.com. They have a FREE service that will fax a picture of your pet to all the local vets.

  • Post lost dog information on Craigslist and other social media.

  • Hand out/hang fliers in a 1 mile radius around your house. If you get sightings in a different area, hand out fliers there. Start with a 1 mile radius and work your way out from there. We work with a printer that will print 500 color fliers for $60.00. Contact us at 402-739-9939 if you would like to do this.

  • Hand fliers to everyone you can (residents, police, postal carriers, delivery persons). Get information out so people have number/description available in case of sighting. You want them to call the minute they see your dog and not have to hunt for a phone number.

  • Make neon posters to hang at intersections in a 1 mile radius around your house (see our site for instructions).

  • Leave out food, water, and scent article (clothing you’ve worn, etc.).

  • NEVER OFFER A REWARD!! We will not offer assistance if a reward is offered ANYWHERE!

NEXT STEPS

  • Call Animal Control every day to see if they picked up your dog.

  • Go to the Humane Society on 2320 Park Blvd, at least every other day (every day is best).Tell them you have a lost dog and that you want to see all the dogs that they have brought in.Make sure you go look at all the lost/stray dogs they have! There is a 3 day stray hold. After 3 days, your dog may be put up for adoption.

  • Check Craigslist (Lost and Found) every day.

  • Call us if there have been two or more sightings of your dog, or if your dog has been around but you can’t catch it. We can set up camera/set trap/have volunteers search.