Together Tag has just launched a new Lost Dog – Lost Cat section on their site which enables you to view lost cats and lost dogs in your area (as well as all pets in the system) and post their profiles via Twitter and Facebook to get the word out.

It only takes a minute or two to sign up your own pets for the service, and it’s absolutely free. Once you’re registered, you can upload your pets’ photos, provide medical histories, your contact info, your pets’ Catster/Dogster IDs and more. If your cat goes missing, you can automatically create Lost Cat flyers to post in your neighborhood.

But don’t wait until Fluffy goes missing to create a profile. You can set up free profiles for all your pets now. This is especially helpful if you lose your pets during a fire, flood, or other disaster which keeps you from your home. Even if all photos of your pets are destroyed, you’ll still be able to create missing pet posters with photos from their online Together Tag profiles.

You can also purchase a premium pet ID tag from Together Tag that will enable anyone who finds your pet not only to contact you immediately, but also learn if your pet is on meds and get in touch with out-of-area contacts if you can’t be reached. In the event of a natural disaster in which you might be unreachable, this could ensure that your pet receives medical attention or that a friend or family member can pick up your cat and keep her safe until you can be reunited.

Check out the new Lost Dogs and Lost Cats site to check out lost pets in your area. And while you’re at it, register your pets for peace of mind that won’t cost you a cent.

Check out The Cat’s Meow’s Guide to Pet Recovery for a pet-centric emergency preparedness plan and recovery strategies.