July Is Lost Pet Prevention Month. 10 Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe.

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It's time for the July 4th holiday, when many pets run away from home due to exploding fireworks. Every year we hear about pets who disappear and never return. Keep your pets safe by following the 10 tips in the article below. 

Original content by Nina Hollander, Broker

 

JULY IS NATIONAL LOST PET PREVENTION MONTH... DID YOU KNOW...

1 IN 3 PETS ARE LOST OR STOLEN IN THEIR LIFETIME!

80% OF PETS ARE NEVER RECOVERED!

A FAMILY PET IS LOST EVERY 2 SECONDS IN NORTH AMERICA!

 

Lost Pet Statistics For 2021

Source: Peeva.co

 

Today is July 1st. That means we are observing National Lost Pet Prevention Month. 80 million US households have a pet and we already know that more pets get lost during the July 4th holidays than any other day of the year. But did you know that almost 10 MILLION dogs and cats are lost or stolen each year? That's 14% of dogs and 15% of cats;  Cat owners were less likely to find their cat. Just 74% of lost cats are recovered, while 93% of lost dogs are recovered. For more statistics about this epidemic of lost pets in the USA click here.

 

10 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE & KEEP THEM FROM GETTING LOST

  1. MICROCHIP your pet. It's a painless process and will be "good" for your pet's lifetime. And be sure to properly license your pet.

  2. PUT ID TAGS on your pet's collar. Make sure the collar is secure. Tags should include your name and phone number. (My dog's collar tag has his name, my name, my phone number and my address.)

  3. KEEP YOUR DOG ON A LEASH when outside your property. Of course, leashing a dog is the law in many towns and cities. It's also a law that seems to be broken a lot.

  4. TEACH YOUR DOG STAY & COME COMMANDS. That way, when you are outside on a street, in a park, a parking lot, if for some reason your dog gets out of your grasp and runs, they are likely to listen to your command and come back.

  5. DON'T LEAVE YOUR PETS ALONE OUTSIDE for any length of time, especially at night, if you're in an area prone to coyotes, mountain lions, hawks, other predators.

  6. FENCE YOUR YARD and make sure the gates are secure and always closed. And make certain the fencing you use doesn't allow your dog to push through the fence slats.

  7. KEEP YOUR CATS INDOORS but if you do let them outdoors, make sure they are on a leash or a harness or in a fenced in catio.

  8. KEEP CURRENT PHOTOS OF YOUR PETS on-hand at all times. This will come in handy if one of your pets ever gets lost.

  9. WHEN YOU'RE TRAVELLING ALWAY SECURE YOUR PET IN A QUALITY CARRIER made for travel and be sure to properly label the carrier. In your car, be sure to harness your dog to a seat belt.

  10. SECURE YOUR HOME. Make certain your dogs and cats can't escape out the windows or doors. Make sure all doors (including screen and storm doors) are securely latched. Windows at ground level should remain closed.  


 

RESOURCES FOR PET PARENTS FROM PETHUB DURING NATIONAL LOST PET PREVENTION MONTH

 

HOW TO DEAL WITH A LOST PET IN CHARLOTTE

If you lose a pet in Charlotte, the CMPD Animal Care & Control Division has set up an online lost report for missing pets and a found report for recovered pets within the community in an effort to help reunite owners with their pets. And if your dog or cat does get lost, use your social media to post photos and ask everyone to share.

 

HOW TO MAKET A LOST PET POSTER/FLYER: INFOGRAPHIC

Infographic: Lost Pet Poster

 

 

 

These pet safety tips for National Lost Pet Prevention Month are provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker, Greater Charlotte region pet-friendly residential real estate experts and pet parents and lovers.

 

Nina Hollander, pet friendly Charlotte Realtor

 

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P.S. If you're thinking about adding a pet to your household, please:

ADOPT, DON'T SHOP!

Adopt Don't Shop For Pets

 

 

 

 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (5)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty thank you for the very valuable list of tips to keep a pet safe.

Jul 03, 2022 08:58 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

What an awesome Reblog from our friend Nina Hollander, Broker  wishing you a very Happy Fourth of July and keep your pets safe, Endre

Jul 03, 2022 11:20 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty

My pet Boo was a little jumpy last night, but he is catching up on his sleep this afternoon. He is an indoor pet so there is no worries about him running away Endre Barath, Jr. 

Jul 04, 2022 12:09 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Pat... thanks so much for the re-blog. This post was re-blogged a number of times, so I obviously "hit a sensitive spot" with this topic.  Happy July 4th to you.

Jul 04, 2022 05:07 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Pat I hope you have a very special 4th of July today!!!

Jul 04, 2022 11:16 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Pat - now is the time to adopt although I hope many are reclaimed by their owners.

Jul 06, 2022 03:05 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty

The number one rule during fireworks season is to keep your pet inside, preferably in an interior room with the TV or music going. My pet did fine. He is never allowed outside.

Jul 06, 2022 03:59 PM