Making a good Lost Pet Sign!
The important elements
for lost pet signs are visibility,
relevance and placement.
Below is an example of
a "good" Lost Cat sign.
As you can see, the
text is large and clear (except where I blurred out
my phone number for purposes of publishing
here). I had
these LAMINATED which I highly recommend.
I put them on metal
signs at street corners and they all
stayed up until I
removed them two weeks later.
If you really want to
make your sign stand out, you can
mount it on neon
poster board. I have used neon duct
tape which you
can buy at any office supply or crafts store.
It is a good idea to
add a picture if you have one. Make
sure your picture is
clear and close up so that it shows
your pet's face!
Signs with lots of text and small pictures
are less likely to be
effective. If your signs are not
laminated they will be
destroyed the first time it rains.
It is worth the
time/effort of having them laminated --
any copy place or chain
office supply store can probably
do this inexpensively.
Remember to think
from the perspective of someone driving by when
you make and post your signs. If someone would
have to get out of their car to read it it is not a
very effective sign. Common sense: make
the signs face the way drivers are headed and post
them at eye-level! The more signs, the better,
but make them quality so that they count!
Please.. don't be
Take your signs down
when you've recovered your pet.