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Lost, Rescue, Microchip & Traveling Info

Lost Birds ~

Take Action to Find Your Pet
(From the Oregon Humane Society)

  • Ask family, friends, and neighbors to help you search for your pet as soon as you realize your pet is missing. Be sure to check around your yard and under your deck.
  • For a lost indoor-only or timid cat, think like a cat and look at every hiding spot possible in your yard and your close neighbors. Lost cats will remain hidden and quiet. And, perhaps, inside the house.
  • Walk, bike, drive, or jog through your neighborhood every day and more than once to find your missing pet.
  • Place clothing, toys, litter box, and other items familiar to your pet outside in your yard where she/he might sense it.
  • Put signs around the neighborhood or area where your pet was last seen. Include photo and description of your pet, your phone number, and when your pet disappeared. Make sure you have voice mail to answer those calls.
  • Call your veterinarian. Your pet's rabies tag number can be traced to your veterinarian.
  • Ask your mailperson, newspaper delivery person, and anyone who travels throughout your area regularly on business to look out for your pet.
  • Pets (like dogs) can wander far very quickly and some (like cats) may just be right under your nose; however give fliers with a color photograph and description of your pet to these organizations within 30 miles of your home Visit or contact these organizations as much as possible. However, remember that some places may not have the resources to help you over the phone.
    • Animal Shelters
    • Humane Organizations and Rescue Organizations
    • Animal Control Agencies
    • Local Police Department
  • Place "Lost Pet" ads in your local newspapers. They show you're actively looking for your pet, in case someone else claims it.
  • Check the "Found Pets" ads in your local newspapers every day.
  • If permitted, post your fliers at these businesses in your area:
    • Gas Stations
    • Restaurants/Fast Food Places/Taverns
    • Convenience and Grocery Stores: add an extra poster in their pet food aisles
    • Veterinary Clinics/Pet Groomers/Pet Stores/Animal Trainers
    • People who walk dogs in your area (they're quicker to spot animals).
    • Laundromats
    • Churches/Community Centers
  • In your fliers and ads, offer a reward, if possible.

Important Tip
For your neighborhood posters and newspaper ads, leave out one identifying feature in your pet's description, such as a splotch of color on the nose or extra toes. This protects you from pet-recovery scams and is a sure-proof way of verifying that someone definitely found your beloved pet.


Bird/Pet Rescue Organizations ~

The following is a list of bird rescue contacts from the
Pet Rescue Groups of Oregon and Washington
"Rescue group information will be updated on a continual basis, however, not all rescue groups
in the two states may be listed.."

  • Roni Sparks
    P.O. Box 40865
    Eugene, Oregon 97404
    Phone: 541-461-4959
  • Kelly Ballance
  • George Di Domenico


Chip and Registry Sources ~


Traveling with Birds ~

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Travel Pets
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TripBuzz: Pet-Friendly Travel Guide
"If you’re considering taking a pet along on a vacation or are moving and need to transport your pets to your new residence, you’ll find lots of helpful information here."

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