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Have you lost your lifelong companion or found someone else’s companion?
As you know, losing an animal is traumatic and while networking and/or using Facebook or lost and found websites may seem to be the answer, electronic posts and notices might not reach the people who have your animal or reach the owner of the stray animal which you have found.
Not everyone has smartphones and/or access to the internet.
The following remains good sound advice:
NB: Domestic animals which are used to being cared for can and do deteriorate in condition very quickly. Do not assume an owner has been cruel or neglectful based on the condition of the animal as you do not know how long it has been missing. Equally, check shelters in person to preclude your pet being overlooked due to any variance in description due to condition.