By the time you are reading this article, most likely you have been looking for your lost pet for 24 hours or more. You have walked, then driven your neighborhood. You have been to the local animal shelter and registered your pet as missing. You have lost a lot of sleep.
You are reading because you feel the odds are strong that you will recover your pet. In the vast majority of instances, your instincts will prove true.
Let's try to help you. Let's briefly go over three things:
- Why pets run away and where they often go
- The logical steps to take in assisting recovery
- Things you can tell your friends later if you are among the many who succeed in recovering your lost pet.
(1) Why and Where Do They Go?
(2) Steps to Recovering Your Pet
(3) How to Avoid Losing Your Pet
1. Why Pets Run Away and Where They Often Go
Normally, pets run away from acute boredom or loneliness, to answer sexual urges if they have not been neutered, in response to sudden and unexpected events that frighten them, out of curiosity if doors, windows or gates are left open, or if they are new to a home and are looking for their former surroundings.