April 11th is National Pet Day. Below are some graphics that you can share with your residents on Neighbors on ways to make sure to keep their furry family members safe. Also consider inviting your department’s Animal Control officer to join NPSS.
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Neighbor's Pet Profile
“Did you know Neighbors recently launched their Pet Profiles feature. Under settings, take the time to make a profile for each of your pets. In case your companion ever gets out, a Pet Profile will allow you to quickly post important photos and details so your community can help. ”
Pet Emergency Go bag Essentials
“[Agency Name] would like to remind you your furry friends are family too. Make sure you have a plan and a kit for your pet when unexpected events happen. Detailed information can be found at ready.go/pets”
Source: Farmers Insurance
Fire Pet Safety
“[Agency Name} would like to remind you of the ways you can help keep your furry companions safe around the house, and in case of emergency.”
Source: DVM Marketing
Pet Vaccination Schedule
“New furry friend in the family? [Agency Name] reminds you as they get older, make sure they are up to date with their vaccinations!”
When is it too hot?
“Whether in your backyard, or taking your furry friend on a trip, [Agency Name] recommends you always take into consideration the temperature and keeping your pet cool.”
If You Lose Your Pet
"[Agency Name] wants to remind you of important steps to take if you lose your pet:
- Ask neighbors, letter carriers and delivery people if they have seen your pet.
- If your pet has a microchip, alert your microchip company so that your pet can be flagged as lost. Notify the police if you believe your pet was stolen.
- Flyers that offer a reward and/or indicate that your pet needs special medication often get extra attention.
- On social media posts, include your pet's sex, age, weight, breed, color and any special markings.
- Animals who have been lost for months have been reunited with their owners. Expand your search area and repost to social media and online forums.“
Source: The Humane Society
When You Find A Lost Pet
"- Always approach stray animals slowly and cautiously while speaking in a calm, gentle voice.
- Do not attempt to capture an animal that is behaving aggressively. If you cannot safely approach the animal or if it runs away, call animal control or the police department immediately.
- If the pet is wearing a tag, immediately contact the owner and return it.
- To scan a pet's microchip, take the pet to your local animal shelter or call the animal control or police department to transport it.
- Post online, tell your neighbors, and post fliers where the animal was found."
Source: The Humane Society