If your pet goes missing, the first thing to do is …
- Prepare a notice with a full description (name, colour, breed, sex and any distinguishing characteristics) and your contact details.
- Pin the notices in suitable locations in your neighbourhood and drop it in letterboxes.
- Put up flyers around the area where the pet disappeared and in pet clinics.
- Search your neighbourhood thoroughly, especially late in the evening. Check playgrounds, parks, vacant lots and drains.
But the more practical consideration is microchipping your pet and registering with a pet data base.
A microchip is a bio-compatible grain-sized silicon chip encased in glass that is implanted under the skin of pets. It emits a radio-frequency when scanned by a special scanner and provides a unique 15 number code (ISO Standard 11874 /11875) – similar to an Identity card or passport number. Microchipping and Registration facilitates the recovery of lost pets and sorts out disputes/claims on pet ownership.
Singapore Animal Registry
Some pets are escape artists, others just like to wander off … a frustrating and worrying situation to be in. Give your pets an identity – it helps find lost pets. Signing up with Singapore Animal Registry is free.
Pet Track TM is a pet recovery tool that uses GPS to find lost pets.
Pet Rego TM is a pet microchip registry data base.
- Exact GPS location sent at the time the dog’s PetTrack™ tag is scanned
- Automatic Shelter and AVA notification of pet loss
- Automatic lost poster generation
- Ability to link multiple PetTrack™ collars or tags to one pet
- Email and SMS notification through PetTrack™ when the pet is found
- With PetTrack™, anyone who finds a lost pets will be able to contact the registered owner immediately
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Animals disappear for many reasons : they wander off, they may be spooked, or injured, they may run away or are stolen. A pet owner has to ensure his pet is safe – which includes ensuring that his pet is sufficiently identifiable, ergo the microchip.
The microchip has to be registered else it is useless.
Pets can be registered with the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore.