Seaching for a Lost Pet
If you have lost a pet, it is very important to
work quickly; with each passing day, the chances of a reunion lessen.
Here are suggestions for finding a lost pet in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama
create fliers—preferably with a photograph and a reward offer
(don’t specify an amount). There are three types of locations
to post them:
Area (saturate a one-mile radius):
People on foot (mailman, newspaper carrier, children, joggers)
Areas (with bulletin boards):
Wal-Mart (on Skyland Boulevard in Tuscaloosa or McFarland in Northport)
Northport and Taylorville Diners
Downtown post office on 22nd Avenue
- Animal Areas
(with bulletin boards):
All veterinary clinics
Pet Supplies “Plus”
Humane Society Adoption Center
up real-estate-type signs at intersections in your area where people
must stop their cars (red lights, stop signs, and yield signs).
Place an ad
in newspapers and check the Found sections regularly. Local newspapers
in the Tuscaloosa area include:
2. Northport Gazette (759-3091)
3. Crimson White (348-7845)
4. Planet Weekly (758-2600)
5. Tuscaloosa Shopper (333-7525)
Metro Animal Shelter (3140 35th Street, phone 752-9101) daily
and use its Hotline (349-8538) to leave a message and hear messages;
be aware that the tape may be erased daily.
Call the Humane Society
of West Alabama at 554-0011. The Humane Society has information
about animals that have been found, and they can help inform people
about animals that have been lost. Ask to have your animal posted
on the local Lost and Found web site.
Also check with T-Town
PAWS (633-1002) and West
Alabama Animal Rescue (462-0353), two other local animals organizations
with lost and found animal information. And visit the
website for the Alabama Pet Registry lost and found service, a
state-wide registry for lost/found pets.
with the animal-control agency specific to your area:
1. City of
2. City of Northport (339-6600)
3. Tuscaloosa County (752-0616—Deputy Jacobs)
sometimes return to a former residence; put fliers there.
Leave bowls of food and water out, both front and back; leave gates
open if possible.
Has anyone in your neighborhood just relocated? Could your pet have
entered the moving van?
Could your pet
have been stolen?
1. Is it a
purebred (or look like one)? It may have been wanted for breeding
or selling for a profit.
2. Is your pet one of the fighting breeds? Dog fighters constantly
need new dogs; they also look for “bait” animals.
3. Have other pets in your neighborhood recently disappeared?
Professional dognappers may have gathered several dogs to drive
them to research laboratories.
4. There are people in the area who regularly trap outdoor cats
and carry them to the Metro Shelter.
5. Could an angry neighbor have taken your pet and abandoned it
Humane Society of West Alabama sincerely hopes that you find your