It's important to contact local shelters when your cat goes missing, especially for outdoor access cats and cats that do not have a microchip or collar. The MSPCA receives found cats from all over, so be sure to check their page out as well as your local shelters!
Wandering Tails offers a wide range of services to help you recover your lost pet. Our phone (or email) consultations provide lost pet owners the knowledge to begin their search properly and quickly. During consults we discuss lost pet behavior and how your pet's personality and prior experiences influence their behavior while missing. By the end of the consult, you will have a plan on how to recover your missing pet. We can also provide the tools to do so, with cameras, traps and posters. In some cases we are able to also assist with physical searches within a 30 mile radius of Boston. We have one dog, Zeeva, that is a trained cat detection dog, and is available for searches at certain times of the year.
Wandering Tails also offers services to people who have found an animal and are unsure what to do next. We can help make sure they find their home.
To schedule a phone consult and begin your search, or to inquire about any of our services, please use the Contact Us link above and fill out a request form.
What to expect:
After the consult:
design, printing, distributing flyers
design, printing, hanging posters
physical search of the area
on site setting up of cameras, traps
design and printing for mailings
posting on social media and other websites
The cost for a Phone Consult with follow up phone and email support is $55.00
Please use the Contact Us form prior to paying for a consult to be sure we can assist you promptly. We will send you an email with available consult times.
Wandering Tails Pet Recovery specializes in lost cats. Here are some suggestions for owners to follow immediately if your cat has just gone missing. Avoiding mistakes in the beginning will increase your chances of getting your cat back home quickly. Contact us for a consult to further help in your search!
For Indoor Only Cats or Displaced Cats - For these cats, it's important to take into consideration their personality and fearfulness and to remember that they tend to hide once they become lost. Resist the urge to call out to your cat. It would be better to search your property and the properties closest to you very quietly. We don't recommend walking thru heavily wooded areas, or leaving used cat litter outside.
If you see your cat, be patient and try to lure them out of their hiding spot. Don't grab or scare them from this spot.
For Outdoor Access Cats - It's important to act quickly in case your cat has ventured further from home or is trapped on a neighbor's property. Knocking on doors, hanging signs and searching your area are all important steps to take.
Missing Animal Response Network has very helpful tips on what to do immediately if your dog or cat go missing. Be sure to read them!
At no cost to the "finder", Wandering Tails can assist in locating the owner of a found animal.
A lot of people think that an animal they find is feral, stray or abandoned and often that is not the case. Wandering Tails is working towards increasing the number of pets that are claimed at our local shelters and animal control facilities.
Please use our Contact Us form for assistance.