Finding lost pets

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I hope you have never felt the panic of finding out your dog or cat is missing.

Someone left the back gate open and Rommel is gone, or Fluffy ran out the front door when the Pizza was delivered. You call and you search, but they are nowhere in sight.

What do you do next?

First call the neighbors to tell them.

Hop in the car and search the nearby streets calling and looking in yards.

Enlist the older children and their friends to search on foot. Everyone
should take a tasty treat and a leash.

If not found in the first hour, time to do something else. Put the word out on all social media.

Find a photo and have posters made. Write in big letters – lost dog. Include a few phone numbers. Place posters at corners, in business and Vet’s offices with permission.  Don’t forget to take them down when your pet is found.

Make sure your dog and cat always wear a collar with Rabies tag, and a tag with your phone number on it. Owners can be traced by the Rabies tag number. Better still, have your pet micro-chipped. There are several locator service companies. Ask your Vet. office which one they use. The AKC has ReUnite. Some people use Pet Link or Home Again.  Every dog pound and shelter should have a chip reader.

Call animal shelters and rescue groups daily for any news.

Don’t give up you will find them.

If you have any questions call 704-888-4637.

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Gwyn Mathis
Gwyn Mathis and her husband Terry moved to beautiful Stanly Co. 43 years ago to have a place
To breed and train their show dogs. Gwyn soon opened a grooming shop and boarding kennel.
She expanded to a new kennel building in the mid 1990's. Owners bring their dogs from as
far away as Raleigh to have them groomed and cared for at Tag'm Kennel.
The Mathises are members of Piedmont Kennel Club, The American Miniature Schnauzer
Club and are AKC Breeders of Merit. Can you guess how they got the name Tag'm ?