If you need to make a “LOST” or “FOUND” pet notice yourself please post or search for ”Gold Coast Lost and Found Pets” within Facebook.
READ THIS NOTE BY RSPCA IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR PET ! How to find your LOST pet! Tips you MUST know for finding your pet in Queensland from RSPCA ( click here )
LOST YOUR PET BIRD ? Please read “What to do if your bird has flown away or has been stolen” ( click here )
FIREWORKS & PETS — IMPORTANT Tips, Advice and Information ( click here to read ) …. This page works well also for tips, advice and information in regards to storms and your pet.
How to find a missing cat — ( click here to read )
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH GRIEF when you have lost a pet ==> http://goldcoastpets.com.au/2012/01/10/some-tips-for-dealing-with-grief-when-losing-a-pet-life-resolutions-oxenford/
Lost Pets Support Group for Pet Parents ( click here ) offering practical support and personal guidance for those who have lost a pet.
When your Pet first goes missing, please do the following.
- Post your LOST pet notice including a good quality photo with detailed information on our wall. Please include if your pet is wearing a collar (describe the collar), microchipped (or not), desexed or intact and any distinguishing personality features or markings.
- Make sure their Registration and Microchip information is up to date – All cats and dogs on the Gold Coast must be registered and microchipped ! If your pet microchip details are in another person’s name, contact the other person to have them contact you. If your details are out of date, update them now (even if you do not have the original papers). If no microchip, I would strongly advise that you put this at the top of your TO DO list when the pet is returned to you.
Register / Update Your Microchip Details – contact any of the following for further assistance:
- Notify ALL Vets in your surrounding area, call the Gold Coast Pound (Phone: 07 5581 7600), RSPCA (Phone: 1300 363 736), Animal Welfare League of Queensland (Phone: 07 5509 9000)
- Try to VISIT IN PERSON with a recent photograph of your missing pet all the local vets and The Pound if possible. A busy vet clinic may not realise they have your cat whereas The Pound has been known to make mistakes in their description of found pets.
- Call GCCC Waste Management (Phone:07 55816799) in case your pet’s body has been found
- Notify the Animal Emergency Service (104 Eastlake Street, Carrara) Ph: 07 5559 1599, Animal Emergency Centre (Unit 4, 492 Scottsdale Drive, Varsity Lakes) Ph: 07 5593 4544 and GCARE (Unit 4, 75 Casua Drive, Varsity Lakes) Ph: 07 5593 4544 … These Vets operate 6:00pm – 8:00am Monday – Thursday; 24 hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday including all Public Holidays
- Place large Posters up around the immediate area (and with vets etc), with a photo and description of your pet and contact details. Please ensure any photos you use in your posters are clear/high quality photos so as people can easily identify your lost pet (the same applies for posting photos online). If you want to offer a reward put “REWARD OFFERED” and do not disclose the amount at any time !
- Ask neighbours to check in and around their yard (and on their roof as some cats have be known to become ‘stuck’ on a roof or in trees)
- Walk around your neighbourhood, looking and asking if anyone has seen your pet (it’s advised that you be holding up your lost pet flyer so people will know you are not a salesperson thus will be more receptive). Check all your local area dog parks especially if your dog likes to socialise with other dogs.
- Check out online classified sites such as Gumtree ( http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-pets/gold-coast/c18433l3006035 ) and Locanto ( http://goldcoast.locanto.com.au/Pets/T/ ) in case your pet is listed found or for sale. Try to find other online classified sites where your pet possibly could be listed found or for sale.
- If your pet is NOT microchipped, please check all the local shelters and rescues as your pet (if it has passed a temperament test) may possibly be out on foster until a new home can be found for it. This is a vitally important reason to make sure you microchip your pets because shelters/rescues will only re-home if there is no microchip and/or the details are out-of-date (especially phone numbers are disconnected).
- If you have not found your pet within 48 hours: place an adverts in the local and national news papers in your area (if you have the budget),
- Place online ads with all the Lost and Found sites in your area
- Contact 4CRB 89.3FM (the only local radio station that still does lost/found pet notices) http://www.4crb.com/ | Phone: 07 5520 8888 Email: email@example.com Unfortunately, none of the major radio stations will air your lost/found pet notice as they do not have the capacity to do so.
- Pet D Tect is a service provided by RSPCA QLD to help owners find their lost pets. It costs $10.00 for 10 days.. MORE INFO @ http://lostfound.rspcaqld.org.au/animal/petDTectInfo.asp
** REMEMBER ** NEVER give up looking for your pet, they want you to find them !
If you have found a lost animal — All Domestic Animals should be taken to the nearest Vet or the Gold Coast Pound (which is located in Coombabah next door to the Animal Welfare League). If no local vets or pound open please head to the Animal Emergency Service at 104 Eastlake Street in Carrara.
If you have found an injured animal, PLEASE seek medical help, DO NOT JUST LEAVE IT !!! Call Animal Ambulance 0400 484 484 IMMEDIATELY !!