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Applicable to any U.S. area --  Applicable to some International areas

   I.   Lost Pets - attitudes, issues, beliefs
           Note: Your search will be less difficult if you read this section, since there are many most-important helpful tips within.       
A. Attitudes good and bad
             B. Stray or not
   C. How long will you search?
             D. How and where people search
   E. Human errors
F. Handling other error issues
   G. Purebred vs mixed breed
   H. Your pet - safe or not
    I. Friends, family, neighbors
   J. Personal safety issues
   II.  Where lost pets go; animal behaviors; statistics; problems

 Here are many very important details that can be easily overlooked.
A. Speed, time, distance (dogs, cats, others)
B. Neighbor pickup

             C. Where lost pets go initially
D. Lost pet behaviors

             E. Getting trapped
             F. When lost away from home

             G. Getting transported

. Getting home alone
    I. General statistics
   J. Humane shelter issues
        K. Considerations regarding adoption
             L. Veterinary experience in pounds and shelters
             M. Human error
urebred vs. mixed breed

Which facility may eventually get your pet and why

           Can you find your pet if you don't know the why / where of ALL facilities?
A. Animal impoundment
B. Municipalities
C. Timing and disposal
             D. Research
E. System and facility coordination
F. Animal control, shelters, research

  How to search for a lost pet
           Read here a multitude of hidden tips. Your pet needs one. But which one?

A. Search basics
             B. Search overview
C. Types of animal control
D. How to find pounds and shelters
        E. Where and how to search
F. Rewards
G. How long to search

   V.  Example Lost Pet Search Schedule, Simplified

           Lay out your in-depth schedule to save time and energy.
A. Day One
B. Day Two
             C. Day Three
D. Day Four
E. "Day Five"

  VI.  How to change the lost and surrendered pet system

           What happens to pets in pounds, shelters, etc.   
           What kinds of euthanasia are used?
           What can one person easily do?

A. Basic system
             B. Guidelines
C. Municipality questions
          D. Facility questions

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