One of the hardest questions I am asked as Animal Communicator by pet owners are “where is my missing/ lost pet? Is my pet dead or alive?”.
There is such an excruciatingly sad place in our hearts when we lose our pets, and we don't know what's happened to them. Days, months, years go by and we continue to wonder where they are, and worry as to whether they are still alive.
As an animal communicator, being able to connect with the animal, depends very much on their state of mind and energy. Animals who are lost/ missing are not thinking, feeling, behaving as they would do in their normal environment, for obvious reasons. It is so important that the distressed owner is not led to hope that animal communication is a “crystal ball” for finding their pets.
When I am contacted by owners of missing/lost pets, I do stress that I am not able to promise a definite answer to their questions. I wish I had a magic wand and could take away the misery for those who go through this awful experience. Please don't think for a second though, from my opening point, that animal communicators are not able to communicate with lost/missing animals. Some animal communicators specialise in this field and have reported numerous successes. There have definitely been occasions when I, myself, have reunited pets and their owners.
I have chosen to continue to make space and time in my work to help owners in this situation. I am writing and sharing with you my thoughts about how missing/ lost animals can be helped using animal communication; it is an honest account of my own experiences. Where possible, if it is a situation I can help with, then of course, I will do my utmost to communicate with the animal and gain as much information from them to help their safe return.
I would like to share three different scenarios of lost/ missing animals whose owners had contacted me for help. This is just three out of many, many more cases but they do help to provide an insight to how my work can, and can't help.
This dog was lost as a result of a road traffic accident. The dog was not with its owner at the time and was travelling with his carer. The dog bolted from the vehicle and there were no sightings of him since.
With this dog, I was initially able to establish a faint communication line with him but it would fade out quite quickly. I continued to attempt communication with him daily for up to 3 weeks but it became more and more difficult.
This dog was described to be timid by his owner and my sense was the accident would have traumatised him greatly, hence making it difficult to establish clear communication.
This dog had wandered out of his own back garden in the early hours of the evening. His owner reported that this has happened in the past, but he was not normally gone for as long has he had this time around. Hours went by and there was no sign of him. I was asked to see if I could communicate with him and tell him to return home. At first when I tried to communicate with him, I had the sense that he was “busy” but he did tell me he was safe and he was not in distressed. I left it at that, and requested with the dog to communicate with me again, and explained to him how worried his owner is.
A couple of hours later, I received a message from this dog that he would be home “at 2 in the morning”. I passed this message to the owner, and I went to bed that night around 11.30pm. When I woke up in the morning, I received a message from the owner to say her dog had returned home “at 1.45 in the morning”!
This dog had wandered off from a familiar territory and was not in any state of distress (never mind his poor owner!), so communication could be established.
This cat had been missing for months and the owner just could not understand where her cat had gone, and why it had gone. This cat had a happy and contented life and had not gone astray before.
The communication I had with this cat was very clear. She showed me her indoor surroundings and told me she was fine. She was able to pass on information, which could be verified by the owner, that I was definitely communicating with the right cat. It was a calm, clear, matter-of-fact communication. The cat did not indicate it was in distress nor would she confirm whether she wanted to return home.
So there have been animals I can help, and those I cannot. It is easier, and more effective, for me to communicate with animals that are missing, rather than lost. Missing ~ from their familiar surroundings, rather than lost ~ as a result of traumatic and unfamiliar circumstances.
For animals who are missing, I offer the service in 2 parts; the first part will be to establish whether the animal is alive or deceased and to communicate with that animal to offer you a message or information from which you can validate that it is your pet I've established connection with. This process can take me any time from 30 minutes to a week, depending on whether the animal is ready to communicate or not.
Once you have received this communication, if you wish to proceed to the second part of the communication, I will re-connect with the animal and continue by asking a series of questions to establish if it is healthy, whether it has eaten, how it is feeling emotionally- happy, relaxed, safe, or scared, trapped etc.- and what it is experiencing. I may also be able to establish why it has chosen to run off.
Please remember that the process of animal communication can take days, months, and even years, just like it would with a physical search. It is so important for the owners to receive the appropriate support during this time.Find out more about my animal communication work to help with missing animals.
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