Lost Pet Research

Lost Pet Statistics

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 …

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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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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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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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