Winston the bulldog has gone missing a/o August 31.
He was outside doing his business and then he wasn’t.
A missing dog whether he wandered away or was taken away is one of a dog owner’s worst nightmare.
What is a dog owner to do to find a missing or lost dog?
The first thing to do is plaster his photo on a bunch of flyers in the vicinity along with two phone numbers on every flyer. Then go door to door handing out flyers asking if anyone has seen Winston. Try to get as many people as possible to help you.
Hopefully, Winston has I.D. tags on with correct contact info and is micro-chipped in case he is found. I.D. tags are so important but sometimes a tag is removed or falls off so micro-chipping is equally or more important. The microchip info should be kept current.
By the way, if you do find Winston — he needs his medication.
Call Pima Animal Care Center at 243.5900. Visit the shelter in person at 4000 N. Silverbell Road at least every other day to view all incoming animals. (Frequent, personal visits are important; do not rely on phone information alone!) Better yet, have someone responsible go check the DOA list.
Report your lost dog to the Humane Society of So. Ariz. – 327-6088, extension 111. File a lost report and make a personal search of the shelter at 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd. every other day.
Check the Found website.
Report the lost dog and take a flyer to veterinarians within a 10-mile radius including your veterinarian.
Report the lost dog on Craig’s List and also read the “found” dogs.
Give a flyer to the UPS guy in your neighborhood as well as the Cox or Comcast drivers and mail person.
Join the Facebook page for Lost Dogs Arizona
Stay positive. Don’t give up hope.
I have personally gone out looking for many lost greyhounds. Most were found or returned to PACC if they were not wearing tags or the the adopter was called if they were wearing tags. Posting signs in the vicinity is the best thing you can do, the sooner the better.