Losing a pet from your home can be devastating. However it is important to not lose hope and take the necessary steps to find them when they go missing. The first 24 hours since they are gone are the most crucial hours to finding your pet. Being proactive will increase your chances of being reunited with your missing pet although it cannot be guaranteed. Here are a few steps that you can follow closely in order to keep yourself focused and calm when looking for your missing pet.
Search your home first
Most often a pet is likely to hide in the most unlikely places of your home if it gets upset or scared. So before you panic and start to consider unnecessary decisions like hiring Singapore private detective, make sure to do a thorough inspection of your home to check if your pet is hiding somewhere. Sometimes they would simply be locked behind a spare room or storage space. Don’t forget to check around appliances and inside cabinets and wall cupboards as well.
Check in the close vicinity of your home and garden
After a thorough search inside your home, it is time to move outdoors and this means in and around your property. Check your garden first before you go to your neighbour’s gardens. Peek at the sidewalks and walls of the property and outside. Even a top private investigator would start his or her search for a missing child by adopting the same strategy of first checking your home and the closest areas in your home as there is a good chance most often that they are close by in the first 24 hours. So the same applies to you and it would save you a lot of time and hassle to inspect your immediate surroundings before moving away to other areas outside of your property.
Lure your pet out
Whether it is indoors or outdoors, a great way of getting your pets attention from wherever they are is by using food and toys. If they are in your property there’s a high change that they will respond to a favourite toy or the smell of their favourite food. The best way to do this is making noise, for example shake a food dish or shake or rattle your pet’s favourite toy.
When you completely rule out that your pet is in fact not in your home or property, then it is time to move out to your neighborhood and community. Try to have someone at your home however in case your pet returns while you are gone out searching.