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How to Find Lost Pets

Is your cat or dog missing? Here are eight steps you can take to find your pet.

By Maridel Reyes

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Courtesy of the ASPCA
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Step 3: Alert Local Animal Organizations

Call all the animal control agencies, shelters (try searching the ASPCA's shelter database at, and rescue groups within 20 miles of your house; one of them could have your pet already. If your town doesn't have an animal control department, call the police.

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