Distributing flyers is the leading way to get a lost pet home

Do you have a lost pet that you are searching for? First of all, we are very sorry that this has happened to you. We want to help you get your furry family member home. With the potential inclement weather this week, we want to share tips of how to make signs/flyers that will work best with snowy conditions.

  • Print your signs in big, bold, black font. Use neon colored paper (white will blend with snow).
  • Hang your signs using sheet protectors. The following stores often carry them: Big Lots, Dollar Stores, Walmart and Office Depot/Max. You can also substitute one gallon sized Ziploc bags.
  • Using a paper punch, punch a hole in the top center and bottom center.
  • When placing the flyer in the sheet protector, keep the opening of the sheet protector at the bottom. This will prevent rain and moisture from getting in. Tape the opening shut with clear tape.
  • Use cable ties/zip ties to hang the signs up. They will withstand wind, rain etc. They also don’t annoy city officials as much. Avoid the use of tape as that will peel the paint of posts, and then city officials will become perturbed.

Please remember, there are many people that do not use the Internet or Social Media. Hanging signs for lost and found pets is one of the most successful ways to reunite pets!

These same steps should be used if you have found a pet!

Please help us by sharing this info on your local nextdoor.com.

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