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How to Recover your Lost Pet

When your pet runs away or gets lost, it’s always stressful – you want to get your furry friend home quickly, so you know they are safe. Knowing what to do can help you keep a cool head and get your pet back quickly. Always keep a collar with identification tags on your pet.

FIRST: Look for your pet within a one-mile radius of where they were lost. Go door to door to the two neighboring homes in either direction.

SECOND: Call the animal shelter and law enforcement closest to you. Give them your pet’s name, your contact information and as much detail about your pet as you can, including your pet’s name, age, physical markers – breed, color and identifying marks or scars. Let them know if the pet is collared or micro chipped.

THIRD: Make flyers to distribute with a single photo, pet’s name and information you gave to the shelter, date and time pet was lost and your contact information.

FOURTH: Put a sign in your yard, such as “I lost my dog”, to let people know. Get the word out using all available outlets. Put it online using social media like Facebook.

FIFTH: Put familiar items out. Scents carry to help lost animals find their way home, such as cat’s litter box and food, or lost dog’s toys and bed.

SIXTH: Follow up daily. Call places where you shared information on the lost animal and update your posts to help keep your pet fresh in their minds.

SEVENTH: Don’t give up and don’t lose hope. Sometimes, it‘s a waiting game.

When you do find your pet, remove the flyers, online notices and contact all those that know about your missing pet to inform them the pet has been located.

Our Programs

Low Cost Spay/Neuter

From time to time we will receive grants that enable us to assist the community with a portion of the cost of spay or neutering your pets. Thanks to PAWS of Jackson Hole and Dr. Heather Carlton, Animal Adoption Center in Jackson for their grants programs.

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We offer foster care to dogs and cats by opening our hearts and homes to temporarily shelter for needy animals. If you could only assist in fostering for a short time or on an emergency basis if even for only a few days or a week we could sure use your help.

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Open a place in your heart and you will receive much more in return. Lucky’s Place is NOT county or city owned or operated shelter it does not receive funds from local city governments. It is wholly run and mainained by volunteers.