A recent study found that as many as 15% of cats and dogs will go missing at least once. Unfortunately, there is currently a shortage of accurate information on lost pet behavior available on the internet. The mission of Lost Pet Research & Recovery is to find, organize, and share useful and reliable information relating […]
Cat feeding stations are commonly used to feed feral cat colonies and outdoor/barn cats. They are also frequently used to help locate a missing cat. When searching for a lost cat, the feeding station is often set up with a surveillance camera to verify that the cat is present before setting a humane trap.
This year I’m planning to focus on lost pet research projects and blog articles. At this point I have way too many ideas and I want to see what YOU are most interested in learning about. I’m also hoping to gauge interest in research participation, which would be necessary for some projects. If you have
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Some of the most effective methods for finding an escaped indoor cat include: security cameras, trail cameras, humane cat traps, physical searches, search dogs, flyers distributed door-to-door and well-designed posters. I recommend using all these techniques, but if I could only use one tool, I would use security cameras. Continue reading to learn:Why security cameras are
If you live in an area where the risk of coyote attacks on pets is high, you’ll definitely want to check out these research-based tips on how to keep your pets safe. Even if you live in an area where attacks are relatively rare, you may want to take a quick look. Any risk may be
For a more in depth discussion, see “Do Coyote Attacks Increase During Mating Season.”Please help spread the truth that coyotes are not more dangerous during breeding season Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Share to Facebook or Twitter. You even have my permission to save and download a copy of the infographic. Just please link back to this
It’s that time of year again, and the coyote mating meme is making the rounds on Facebook. But ARE coyote attacks on pets really more common during mating season? In case you are not familiar, the coyote mating meme states: “WARNING! The next 4-6 weeks is mating season for coyotes. Please do NOT let your
There is a lot of misinformation and misunderstandings about how pet microchips work, and sadly, many microchipped pets never make it back home. One study found that 48% of microchipped dogs and 61% of microchipped cats that ended up in shelters were never returned to their owners (Lord et al. 2009). The primary reasons were
Even as adults, many of us still love Halloween, with its scary and fun decorations, haunted attractions, costumes, and sugary treats. Whether it’s Halloween parties or trick-or-treating, Halloween has something fun for everyone … except perhaps your pets. Many of the aspects that make Halloween fun for us, can make it scary or even dangerous
Lost Pet Statistics Infographic by PurringPal How Many Pets Go Missing?If you have ever tried to research lost pet statistics, you have probably seen the statement that 1 in 3 pets (30%) will go missing in their lifetime. Most prominently, this statement appears on the homepage of the HomeAgain microchip company. Various other sites attribute
In addition to listening for your cat, you should keep an ear out for bird alarm calls during the search for your lost cat. Song birds make a variety of sounds including songs, calls and alarms. They use alarm calls to warn other birds about potential threats such as predators. Some even have different alarm
This is the second part of a series on the accuracy of search dogs. Part 1 looked at Area Detection Dogs. Types of Scent Discrimination Dogs A scent discrimination dog is trained to follow and/or identify the scent of an individual person or animal. These dogs are described as scent-specific. In most cases the search