Even the most responsible pet owner may find themselves searching for a beloved lost pet. It only takes a second for a cat or dog to slip between legs, especially if scared. There are many tools today that help with the recovery of missing animals, such as microchips, GPS trackers, and even lost dog services. The role of the animal communicator is often underutilized in the recovery of lost animals. Here's what you should know.
Because there is no certification system in place, many animal communication referrals are based on word of mouth. It's important to ask questions, such as "what are your fees?", and "what are your success rates?" Many communicators do not work with lost pet cases because of the sometimes tremendous time commitment. Another reason is that the pet owner comes to rely heavily on the communicator as a life line to their animal. Without clear boundaries, the later situation can get out of hand.
Animal communicators use various techniques to establish an energetic or heart based connection with the animal. Then, we are able to gather vital information such as vitality, surroundings, health, and rate of travel. Every communicator works differently, but this is a common summation of the type of information we receive.
In rare cases, an animal may provide information that suggests it is living, when in fact it is not. This happens when a traumatic death has occurred, especially during times of high stress (flight). Rarely, the pet becomes earth-bound at death, or does not move across the rainbow bridge. In this situation, they communicate as though they are still alive, when in reality, their soul has not moved on. Most animal communicators can help guide them across to the light. How do we know this is the case? Usually, a body has been found and the pet still communicates that it is living. Fortunately, this is quite rare.
Many Animal Communicators can stay connected with an animal and ask that they "stay visible", or that they allow people to approach them. Recently, this was successful in the recovery of a lost dog. I asked that she allow people in uniform to approach (by sending her a mental picture of a police officer). She was recovered the next day, alive, by a police officer.
Most lost pet animal communication sessions are done remotely, via phone or computer, and use a photo of the animal. Tools such as Google Maps also aid in providing clarity for Animal Communicators, as they provide a great visual. Here's an example of how it works.
Early in 2014, I was contacted to work with a lost horse over a thousand miles away. He was spooked and ran, and it was the coldest part of winter. He communicated to me for months that he was living, eating spruce and pine, and drinking from "still" water. Using his last known address, I was able to connect with him and provide landmarks via Google Maps- he hadn't crossed the river, was in an area bordered by trees, and had not gone past the tennis court. Because he was very flighty, it was extremely difficult to find him. He would retreat into the woods, and he never was located.... until....
My last session with him provided information that he wasn't alive. It was late spring now, and the snow had melted. He mentioned being in or near "still water".... and in fact, his body was then found in a home-owners swimming pool. Yes, it was a sad ending, but provided closure for so many people. He was at peace, finally.
Happy endings were in store for a high-flight, rare breed of dog that escaped on the highway after an accident. It took two days, but he provided information that he was near a swimming pool in a remote part of the town. The owner didn't think it was possible. We had covered lots of ground, but she didn't give up. Using her other dogs as a lure, she pressed on.... and in fact, her dog was recovered that day at an old abandoned town swimming pool......
If faced with a lost pet, consider using a Professional Animal Communicator to help with your search. Know that because of the time commitment, it can get expensive. Nothing can put a price on having your family member returned to you, or the closure that it provides.
Jen Ortman, owner of Holistipet (LLC) is a Professional Animal Communicator, Animal Reiki Master Teacher, author, and speaker.