The search for your lost pet begins with you!
Please accept the following "tips" for finding your lost animal. Not every tip will be useful for every situation/animal, but please read below and see what might be helpful for you.
File a lost report with the stray holding facility in your area (for Washtenaw County and Plymouth that would be HSHV). This report should be thorough and accurate. The more details we have on your animal, the easier it will be for us to make matches.
Accuracy in a lost animal report is crucial. A wrong breed or wrong color can lead to a missed match. Please visit one of the following to ensure accurate information is being shared!
Please make sure to include a photo of your animal whenever possible. There should be a photo on any fliers you post, and for HSHV lost reports you can email us a photo. Please include your name and your pet's name, so we can enter the photo you send into the correct report.
Spread the word about your lost pet by posting in other areas as well. The more people who are aware of your lost animal, the better!
Begin physically looking for your pet as soon as possible. Cats especially can be very good at hiding, and you should not assume that your animal will come to you because they recognize you. If they are nervous or scared, they will most likely remain where they feel safe (out of sight). You should check under bushes, under decks and porches, in garages or sheds, in wood piles, etc.
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HSHV is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt public charity. We are independently run and rely on the generosity of people like you to continue our mission to support the loving, responsible care of every animal in our community. HSHV is not affiliated with or funded by Michigan Humane Society or any other humane organization.
HSHV's mission is to support the loving, responsible care of all animals in our community by: