Review of “Successful Search Methods Used to Locate Missing Cats and Likely Locations Where Missing Cats Are Found”

This is a review of a research paper published in Animals (2018) on “Successful search methods used to locate missing cats and likely locations where missing cats found,” which was a collaboration between researchers at the University of Queensland (Australia), Missing Pet Partnership, Missing Animal Response Network, and Lost Pet Research & Recovery.Study MethodsThis study …

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Pugs Outperform German Shepherds at Scent Detection Test

Dogs breeds commonly used in scent detection work include Labrador Retrievers, Bloodhounds, German Shepherds, Malinois, Beagles and several other hounds and spaniels.  These breeds have traditionally been used as hunting dogs, search and rescue dogs, police dogs and military dogs.  There is a common assumption (in part supported by their large number of scent receptors) …

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Research Studies on Lost Pet Behavior and Recovery

Unfortunately, there are few research studies on lost pet behavior.  This is a list of citations and abstracts of published research papers related to lost pet behavior and recovery.  There are links to a few of the papers.  You may be able to find other papers by visiting your local college or university and checking …

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Lost Pet Recovery Seminar and MAR K9 Bootcamp

Missing Pet Partnership Northeast Regional Training – Mystic, CT – May 2017 Missing Pet Partnership is holding a Northeast Regional Training on Saturday, May 20th through Wednesday, May 24th.  This training is open to anyone interested in learning about lost pet recovery work whether or not they have completed a Missing Animal Response (MAR) Technician course. …

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Cat Homing Behavior Survey Results

Since there is so little information on cat homing behavior, I started a research survey in 2013.  These are the survey results as of July 2018.  If your cat has ever displayed homing behavior, please consider taking this very short survey.  To take the survey, click here.Homing DefinitionSome lost cats are able to find their way home …

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Can Cats See or Hear Wildlife Cameras?

Wildlife cameras (also called trail or game cameras) are often recommended by pet detectives as a method to help locate missing cats.  They can be particularly helpful to determine the presence of an escaped indoor-only cat, since these cats tend to hide nearby and venture out at night.  Wildlife cameras are also commonly used by wildlife biologists in …

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