You will want to create lost pet FLYERS on 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets of paper, making 75 to 100 to start with. These you will hand out to neighbors and also place in key locations in your area:

  • Veterinary offices
  • Pet Shops
  • Groomers
  • Rescue Groups
  • Animal Shelters
  • Post Offices
  • Supermarket bulletin boards

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Creating your handout flyers:

  • PHOTO: Always use the best picture of your pet, preferably a color photo showing the entire pet. The larger the photo, the better. Place the photo in the center of the flyer.
  • DETAILS: Be sure your flyer includes: pet’s breed, coloring, hair length, any distinctive markings, collar + color, location and date pet was last seen. Also note if your pet is timid, or afraid of strangers. Does your pet need medication?
  • REWARD: If you plan to offer a reward, at top of flyer: REWARD LOST CAT
  • PHONE NUMBER: always put your phone number on your flyer.
    » DO NOT: post your name, address, or a specific reward amount on your flyer.
    » IMPORTANT: Withhold at least one identifying mark or characteristic of your pet, in case you need it later to verify that a person has actually found your pet and is not trying to scam you.
  • SHEET PROTECTORS: For the flyers that you end up posting in public so they stay fresh and uncurled. Remember to tape the top closed!

CAUTION:  Do NOT place your flyers inside mailboxes as this is a federal violation!

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