Talking to Lost Animals

Lost Kitty

Lost Kitty

I received the following comment in response to my last blog, “Talking to Departed Spirits.”

“Hi Leta, What about lost animals? How can you tell whether they are alive or have transitioned? Is there a difference …

This is a great question so I wanted to do it justice and make it today’s topic. And thank you, Petchatter, for sending it. (LOVE your moniker!)

Lost animal work is truly some of the hardest casework an animal communicator can undertake, and for this reason many do not do it at all. It is not only fraught with intense emotions and desperation, it is also very difficult to “nail” it, for exactly the reason Petchatter asks about: how can you tell whether the animal is alive or has transitioned?

This is definitely the $64,000 question in these cases, and every communicator I know who has worked them has erred in both directions, probably more than once, by thinking the animal was alive when he or she wasn’t, or by thinking just the opposite. And yes, yours truly has certainly had this experience. In fact, with a few exceptions, the “success rate” most communicators report in lost animal cases is only about one third.

Here are just a few of the conditions that I think can make it so difficult to tell what’s going on with a lost animal and whether or not they have left their physical body:

Lost animals are usually confused and scared, so the quality of their communications  can be fuzzy and unclear.

Their person’s emotional state — usually panic and grief — can interfere with the transmission of information and influence the animal’s state of mind.

They may have died in such a way that was so shocking they do not realize they have left their bodies so report that they are still “alive.”

There is one school of thought (and I embrace this because I felt it applied in one lost animal case I dealt with) that departed animal spirits who are disoriented or confused or don’t know they have died are often taken into what one might call “way stations” which resemble real-life settings in order to be comforted and stabilized before moving on.

The dog in my case, for instance, had been hit by a car and killed, probably very shortly after wandering off, but he told me he had been picked up by a family with small children out on the road in front of his house (right where his body was later found), and that he was now staying with them and they were taking good care of him. He not only showed me where he was picked up, but many details about his current location and the family members, including a very specific picture of the screen door off the kitchen and the type of fence around the back yard.

Due to accumulated winter snows, it was months before this dog’s body was found, and needless to say we were all devastated when it was. But in comparing notes with fellow communicators I learned that many had had similar experiences. It was comforting in a way, but of course couldn’t make up for the fact that the little guy was gone. His person had been searching for the house he described for months, so this outcome was a very bitter pill for all of us to swallow.

I hope these comments and insights in some way help answer your question, Petchatter. I guess the bottom line is that in these cases it can be almost impossible to tell, for sure, whether the animal is still alive or not. No matter what the communicator’s track record, I myself have never heard anyone report that they could always tell, perfectly.

Sigh . . . would that we could.


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    petchatter said,

    Thank you, Leta, for such an eloquent answer. It does help and explains a lot.

    Keep up the great work!

    Debbra in PA

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