Never Doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.By Margaret Mead
Its a traumatic experience when your pet goes missing. Making an effective PET LOST poster and putting it up in places where people spot it, often plays the most important role in finding your lost pet. People in any area must first be aware that a pet has gone missing in that area. The best way to reach them is through posters!
1. Use simple Photo Editors in your Computer
Open MS Paint, in the top use a nice bold font and put “REWARD!!!” and in the bottom put “LOST PET” or “LOST INDIAN DOG” or “LOST PET LABRADOR” or “LOST POMERANIAN DOG”
2. Most recent Photo of Missing pet
Include the MOST recent picture of your pet in the middle. This helps identify your pet faster.
3. Include Local Language in Poster
Its important that the poster in both your local language and English. So on the left, provide information about your dog in English and on the right , same content in Local language. You can use http://translate.google.com/ if you dont have the local language font in your font directory.
4. Multiple Contact Numbers
Provide two to three contact numbers so that people can contact you in case they have any information about your pet. Mention REWARD to anyone who would find your pet or have any information about your pet.
5. Paste the poster everywhere
Use cellotape, double tape, etc and put this poster everywhere possible ( the area where the pet went missing ) such as Telephone poles, walls, tea shops, hotels, groceries, newspaper stands. Insert the pamphlet into every paper early in the morning with the help of paper boys. It would reach every single person in that area.
6. Take help from all
Either get friends or appoint people to help distribute the poster to every single house in that entire area and while handing over the poster request the family to call you immediately if they spot any pet similar to the one in the picture!
There have been several cases where these posters have played a great role in locating lost pets. Are you providing enough information for people to let you know if they find your pet? Ask your self.