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Author's Note #2 What to do when a pet goes missing?

In Book two, The Missing Cats blue-eyed cats are missing. It is up to Rio and Caitlin to solve the mystery and return the cats to their owners.

It is traumatic when a pet goes missing. Our hearts are filled with worry.

Here are some tips:

  1. It is always helpful to have a recent photo of your pet. A photo will help to identify your loved one.
  2. Ensure that your pet is chipped, and that the chip subscription and your contact information is up to date. (There are a number of companies that provide this service.) (This is best for cats who often will not tolerate a collar.)
  3. For dogs, make sure that they have their name and owner contact information on their collars. (Remember that collars can come off, so chipping is good as well.)
  4. Check with your local animal shelters, and humane societies. Do this every couple of days as animal shelters are extremely busy.
  5. Use apps and social media to post lost pet notices. It is best to include a photo of your pet, when you think they went missing and any other information – name, temperament. It is also nice to post when your pet is found.
  6. Create flyers and post around your neighborhood. Make sure you do not forget to include name, date when went missing, photo and your contact information.
  7. If you have a confirmed pet sighting, consider renting or borrowing a trap.
  8. Some folks recommend leaving food and for cats a litter box outside.

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