May 14, 2012 11:22
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Don’t panic if your cat or dog’s gone missing - follow these steps to a reunion. The moment you realise your cat or dog is missing is a pet owner’s worst nightmare, and it’s natural to panic and become unable to think where to start your search for them. Although it’s hard to keep a clear head, here are some useful tips that should see you reunited quickly.
Scan the streets
Many pets don’t venture very far, so check the local area first. Enlist some help from friends, and search the park and other favourite haunts – don’t forget hidden corners of your garden, and ask neighbours if they’ve seen anything.
Leave some food out
Cats might go missing for days on end, and may even be living in two homes at once, so leave out their favourite food and a toy as that could tempt them to return.
Advertise - and offer a reward
Blitz the local area with ‘Lost’ posters, put an advert in the local paper and post on your local websites, offering a reward for the safe return of your pet. Include a photo of your cat or dog, the amount you’re offering as a reward and your contact details. John Lewis Pet Insurance of