Missing Pet or Stray Pet?
Understand the terminology.
It can be confusing, so here is what we mean: If you want to post a pet (that you own) as missing, then you should go to Post a missing pet. If you want to post a cat or dog that has been hanging around your house, then go to Post a stray pet.
When to Post a Missing Pet
Your cat, dog, parrot, aardvark (whatever) goes missing:
There is no specific time period that you need wait, when you first think that your pet might be missing, before you make a post on POST a Missing Pet. But a good rule of thumb is: Your pet has been away for a time that is longer than usual, you're getting worried. After you have searched the area around your property and checked with your neighbors, relax for a couple of hours then make another complete check around your property. If you are then feeling uneasy about the situation, make a post.
When You Recover Your Pet
Help us keep our online records up to date.
If you find your pet after posting it as "Missing", please go here so we can keep our records up to date.
What is TTE?
Many of us know the pain of losing a friend of many years. Our dog, cat or other small animal that suddenly vanishes falls into this category. We act swiftly, knowing that time is a crucial element. We also know our greatest asset for retrieving our loved one is all around us, the people in our community. They are the eyes we need and they are willing to help. But first they must be aware of the situation. Lots of them and quickly. Enter
Monadnock Humane Society and Ten Thousand Eyes™.
Ten Thousand Eyes is an online public database developed specifically for reuniting wayfaring pets with their owners. It is highly focused on a small geographic area where people who lose pets are not far from the people who will find them.
Using a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, reporting your own lost pet (or another's stray), gets the word out to the entire Monadnock community in 3-4 minutes, 24/7 (including photo). The more public awareness, the more eyes, the more pets reunited!
When to Post a Stray Pet
A cat or dog has been around your property for a couple of days.
Sometimes it is hard to say if the unfamiliar cat or dog in your back yard is a stray pet or one that a neighbor recently aquired. Before posting it to Stray Pets, ask your neighbors about it.
If you begin to suspect it is a stray, check the VIEW Missing Pets to see if it has been posted. If not, wait a day then check again. If it seems hungry, uncared for or injured, you should POST a Stray Pet right away. Keep checking View Missing Pets every so often to see if the owner has posted. If you feel the animal needs immediate attention or has been around for too long, call the
MHS 603-352-9011 ext. 101.
Who will see my posts on TTE?
Monadnock Humane Society
- Animal control officials and police from the the towns and cities (below)
- TTE "micro-volunteers" (people who check the listing regularly)
- Any of tens of thousands of residents in the service area who have a smart phone or computer
MHS are not alone in this initiative. They are working with police and animal officials in the towns
MHS serves in a unified effort to help lost pets find their way home.
Work With Us... from home
Become a TTE Micro-Volunteer. Your only duty is allowing
MHS to send an email alert to you whenever somebody's pet vanishes.
Remember, The Eyes Have It!
*TTE was developed by a community member of the Monadnock area for use by Monadnock Humane Society in a pilot initiative.
the dedicated employees and volunteers of the
Monadnock Humane Society.