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Lost and Found Pets August 10, 2005 8:59 PM

  • Animal Planet: Missing Cats - Article on preventing cats from getting lost, steps to take ahead of time to make finding them easier, and what to do if a cat does go missing.
  • Austin Lost Pets - List of lost and found pets in the Austin, Texas area. Descriptions, forum, and articles.
  • - Web-based service that matches the lost animal's rabies tag, license tag, microchip, or tattoo code with its owner by searching a database of registered pets.
  • Berkshire Petwatch - Serves Berkshire County, Massachusetts and surrounding communities. Missing and found pet lists and tips and tools.
  • Bird HotLine - World wide lost and found bird hotline free on the net. Plus bird questions answered, vet talk and bird stories.
  • Bring Maggie the Shiba Inu Home! - Shiba Inu lost from foster home in Terre Haute, Indiana. Includes photos and contact information.
  • Canada Strays - Dedicated to helping owners of pets lost in Canada reunite with their strays. Searchable database of lost and found pets with photos, descriptions, and contact forms. Includes FAQ, forum, email alerts, and links to related sites.
  • Catfinding - Offers advice and resources for finding a lost cat. Includes contact information for UK vets and local branches of the RSPCA.
  • Cats in the Bag - Information and resources to help owners find their lost and missing pets, particularly indoor-only cats.
  • Cats Reunited - Seeks to reunite cats with their owners in Brighton, Hove, Portslade, and Shoreham by Sea, East Sussex, England. Lists missing and found cats as well as local rescue centers.
  • Chester Lost Pets - Provides free lost and found listings for the Chester, New Jersey area. Includes tips for preventing pets from becoming lost and resources for finding them if they do.
  • Dog Detective - Database of lost and found dogs. Offers tips for searching, poster template, and individual web pages for lost dogs. Will notify area vets and shelters of a lost dog for a fee.
  • Flealess Market's Lost Pets International - Free lost and found companion animal ads by country, state (province) and city, including the USDA's Missing Pet Network missing/stolen horses website.
  • - Canadian pet registration service that facilitates finding lost pets by using their rabies vaccination tags. Online registration is available.
  • Help Lost Pets - Free lost and found service to help reunite pets with their owners. Based in Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • Hudson Valley Lost and Found Pets - Free service of the Dutchess County SPCA (DCSPCA) of Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York. Provides database of lost and found pets and offers tips on lost pet prevention and recovery.
  • Inspice - Free lost and found service for pets and other items.
  • The Internet Lost and Found - Free directory listings for lost and found animals and items worldwide.
  • The Internet Lost and Found - England - List and search for lost and found pets by category.
  • Kathy Marsh's Pet HeartLine - Lost pet database allows owners to post lost listings for a one time lifetime membership fee. Those who find lost pets can search the database without charge.
  • k9finder - Missing pet listings from animal control officers and residents of Western Massachusetts.
  • Lassie Come Home--NC - Free service helping people of the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina reunite with their lost pets. Includes lost and found listings searchable by species and city, tips, and contact information for local shelters and newspapers.
  • Lost and Found Pets - Free posting service in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Lists lost and found pets, how to search article, and list of area shelters and agencies.
  • Lost and Found Pets - Offers a bulletin board to post information on animals that were either lost or found.
  • Lost Cats - Brighton - List of cats (with photos where provided) lost or found in the Brighton and Hove area of England. Includes advice on finding a missing cat.
  • Lost Dog Wichita - Free service for posting descriptions and photos of dogs that have been lost or found in or near Wichita, Kansas.
  • Lost Dogs - Steps to take to locate a lost dog, catch it, return it to health, and prevent escapes in the future. Includes downloadable resources.
  • Lost Dogs UK - Contains the option to add a description of lost and found dogs in the United Kingdom.
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    Lost and Found Pets (continued) August 10, 2005 9:03 PM

  • Lost Paws - Lost and found database helping to reunite owners with their animals.
  • - Provides descriptions and photos of lost dogs, found dogs, and dogs needing a home. Covers Austin, New Orleans, and San Diego. Includes fees and information on how to use site.
  • LostandFoundNow - Free listings of lost and found pets and personal belongings, organized by state.
  • Lost-Doggies - Non-profit effort to help reunite lost dogs with their owners. Database organized by breed, with the option of adding a photograph to the dog's description. Also offers a live chat room. Based in the UK.
  • LostPetNet - Lost and found database, helping reunite pets with their respective owners. Serving the Pacific Northwest. Site also offers tips on finding a lost pet.
  • LostPets.Com - Accepts reports of found pets into searchable database; includes suggestions and resources for locating lost pets.
  • Maryland Lost Pets - Free lost and found listings for Maryland. Also accepts out-of-state submissions.
  • Missing Animal Response - Email group for persons searching for lost pets.
  • Missing Cat Assistance - E-group offering a network of support, referral, and guidance in locating and recovering lost cats.
  • Missing Pet Center - Free Chicago-based service provides information and photos for lost and found dogs and cats. Accepts local listings only.
  • Missing Pet Network - Group of volunteers sponsored by the USDA Animal Care Office who help people find missing pets. Lost and found listing by state, information on how to post, sample listing, and advice on looking for lost pets.
  • Missing Pet Partnership - Based in California. Tips, advice, and resources for finding a lost cat or dog.
  • The Missing Pets Bureau - Operates a national UK missing pets register and works closely with over 10,000 pet care organizations to aid in pet recovery.
  • - Worldwide free listings of lost and found pets, searchable by region, date, or type of animal.
  • My Pet ID - Fee-based service to register and recover pets. Also offers pet adoption services.
  • Nashville Pet Finders - Local bulletin board for pets in the Nashville, Tennessee area. Includes tips and FAQs.
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    Lost and Found Pets (continued) August 10, 2005 9:04 PM

  • National Pet Recovery - Information and services for lost and stolen pets.
  • Operation K.O.N.A. - Internet based non-profit organization dedicated to reuniting lost pets with their owners in the United States and Canada. Offers advice on what to do if you lose or find a pet.
  • Pet FBI - Post or search reports for lost and found pets in Franklin County, Ohio. Includes advice and contact information for shelters, humane societies and rescue groups.
  • Pet Find USA - List brokers who sell lists of homes within a one-to-two-mile radius in any U.S. city and will deliver pre-addressed post cards with a pet description and photograph, ready to stamp and mail, to the owner.
  • Pet911 Guide for Finding Lost Pets - Information on how to organize a search for a lost pet.
  • Pet Line Lost and Found Service - Non-profit group dedicated to reuniting Long Island and NYC pet owners with their lost pets. For a fee, maintains pet information and photo in case of loss and provides ID tag with 24-hour phone number.
  • Pet Link - New Zealand company provides registered pets with a brass disc that has a unique ID number and a nationwide 0800 telephone number that is staffed 24 hours a day. Services, fees, and online registration.
  • - Listing of lost and found pets, forum, and found pictures.
  • Pets Missing in Action - Created to help lost dogs, cats and other pets find their way home. Includes free pet listing.
  • Please Find My Pet - Free lost and found pet listings and message board. Based in Willoughby, Ohio.
  • Rumble - A Lost Shepherd - Family looking for their lost dog in Virginia. Printable flyers, list of sightings, and reward offer.
  • Save The Pet - Company offers individual websites with one or more photos of a lost cat or dog. Owners can then reference the exclusive URL in all their ads. Sample sites and ordering information.
  • Sherlock Bones - Providing professional help tracing lost or stolen dogs, since 1976.
  • USA Strays - Free service dedicated to helping owners reunite with their lost pets and to finding homeless animals a warm and comfortable place to live. Owners of lost pets can also sign up to receive e-mail alerts whenever a new animal is added to the database.

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    Pet Harbor August 10, 2005 9:11 PM

    Search for lost pets by Zip Code or City

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     August 11, 2005 1:37 PM

    Thanks so much, Lilith, for posting these links!!!  [ send green star]
     August 11, 2005 7:17 PM

    Last Chance For Animals

    Last Chance for Animals (LCA) recognizes that animals have the ability to experience pain, and as such they deserve certain basic rights protecting them from pain caused by humans. LCA believes that non-human animals should not be subjected to suffering and exploitation by humans because alternatives exist for nearly every traditional "usage" of animals.

    LCA opposes the use of animals for scientific curiosity, entertainment, clothing, and food. LCA recognizes the use of non-human animals in medical experimentation as both immoral and of questionable scientific validity due to the tremendous biological difference between species. LCA's work advocates conscious and informed lifestyle decisions, and the organization is committed to disseminating truthful information about societal animal abuse to improve the treatment of animals.


    Stolen Pets

    Last Chance for Animals (LCA), a national, nonprofit animal protection organization, invites you to participate in a national campaign aimed at raising public awareness of a threatening epidemic - pet theft. Nearly two million companion animals are stolen each year. Some are taken under false pretense through "free to a good home" ads, abducted from their yards, or are taken from humane shelters through a practice called pound seizure. These animals are then sold to research laboratories, dog-fighting rings, or puppy mills, where they are abused and often killed.


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    Thanks for the links August 11, 2005 7:34 PM

    Those can be really helpful, especially if you lost a pet during a trip.  I just wanted to point out that my insurance company (the youngest dog, Dexter, has insurance through VPI), has a 1-800 number that is printed on a tag the animal wears, that can be called 24 hrs a day, and they will contact you or your vet clinic (whoever can be reached first).  I haven't used it, but it makes me feel safer knowing I have that back up.  [ send green star]
     August 11, 2005 8:16 PM

    Rescue Angels
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    JoAnna August 12, 2005 9:59 AM

    Thanks for posting "Rescue Angels"

    I Love It!!

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    Jacksonville, FL August 12, 2005 10:19 AM

    The City Of Jacksonville Animal Care & Control has a Lost & Found section on their web site and a Lost & Found option in their phone menu.
    The Animal Care and Control Center
    2580 West First Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32254
    Phone: (904) 387-8924
      -Option 4 - Lost & Found
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday
    Closed Sundays and Holidays
    Kennel viewing hours 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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    Yahoo! A new group! - K9Alert September 01, 2005 2:25 AM

    August 23, 2005 : 12:20 PM ET

    ID tags. Microchips. Tattoos. These are all methods for ensuring the safety and return of your beloved pooch if he or she should get lost. Dog lovers go to great lengths to make sure nothing happens to their “kids.”

    According to industry statistics, however, only 30% of dogs are reclaimed by their people at shelters each year – and that doesn’t include how many are roaming the streets or have been taken into someone else’s home.

    Now there is one more action you can take to strengthen your dog’s safety arsenal – join K9Alert. This Yahoo! Group is just taking off, but with a steadily increasing number of members, it is sure to help people and pets get back together.

    The group was started by Irene Sriboonwong, whose beautiful long-haired German shepherd, Hurricane, jumped the fence in an unexpected thunderstorm in April 2004. As most people do when they lose a beloved dog, Irene spent countless hours, days, and months looking for Hurricane.

    Irene printed hundreds of flyers, taking them door-to-door and placing them under car windshields at the biggest department stores in California’s San Gabriel Valley.

    “I cut up a piece of rug with his scent on it and placed the pieces, along with dog food, on sidewalks in the neighborhood leading to my house,” said Irene. “I went to two shelters twice a week for the first six months that he disappeared. I checked the various missing-dog websites. I looked through the yellow pages and mailed flyers with my dog's picture to all the vets, gardeners and pool cleaners in the San Gabriel Valley. I contacted dog rescue groups. I even tried contacting pet psychics.”

    While looking for Hurricane, Irene realized that it was impossible for someone with a job and other obligations to keep going to shelters and surfing through myriad missing-dog websites. She also heard stories about other people who lost their pets that just broke her heart. Irene lost count of the times people told her they saw stray dogs, but did nothing about it.

    In her quest to save more dogs than just her own, Irene contacted various SPCAs, local shelters and Los Angeles County Animal Control, pitching new ways to help lost animals. Although one SPCA started posting pictures of animals on their website as a result, most didn’t bother to respond.

    That’s when Irene decided to do something on her own. She launched K9Alert to help stray dogs and people who have lost their dogs.

    “Behind every lost dog is a heartbroken person frantically looking for them, yet thousands of animals are unclaimed and euthanized at shelters,” said Irene. “This is truly a red flag. Whatever systems we have to recover lost pets are not working quite right. The idea of K9Alert is to get as many people involved as possible, and to make it as easy as possible for people to report a stray animal instead of doing nothing.”

    Go to the K9Alert website at for instructions on how to join the Yahoo! Group and to learn more about Irene and her quest to find Hurricane.

    Article by Lorraine Johnston.

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    RESCUED Animals & Microchips... September 02, 2005 7:50 PM

    To the applicable rescues and rescuers: If anyone calls your group or comes to you saying they had their pet lost and it is microchipped...

    Please give them the following special request from the following (3) pet ID microchip companies:

    Please call the following if your pet has been microchipped and was lost during the hurricane:

    Many animals were found with microchips in all the states hit by Hurricane Katrina. There are several hundred already safely placed and need the owners to call:

    Avid Microchip ID (they also own pet net microchip company)

    Home Again Microchip Recovery
    866-738-4324 Microchip

    When it comes to saving the life of an animal, trust no one other than yourself!!  DO NOT THINK SOMEONE ELSE WILL DO IT!!!


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    Lost and Found September 14, 2005 11:32 PM

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    New Lost and Found group on Care 2: September 15, 2005 2:03 AM

    And you're all invited!!

    I'd also like to invite you to:


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    Lost & Found Pets in LA September 19, 2005 3:20 PM

    Pets: Lost & Found
    * denotes required fields

    Have you lost a pet or you found a stray pet and are looking for its owner? Tell us about it and maybe we can help.

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     September 19, 2005 3:54 PM


    Lost and found!

    What you can do and where you can go to find your lost pets.

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    Happy endings September 20, 2005 3:29 AM

    Thanks for posting the lost/found sites.  They do come in handy.  I picked up a lost dog just yesterday in my neighborhood.  He was an older sheltie and sweet as could be.  When I saw him, he had almost gotten run over by a car in my neighborhood, so I knew I couldn't just leave him there.  I posted flyers on the stops signs in the area I found him and prayed someone would call for him.  When no one called by 6pm, my husband suggested that perhaps he'd been dumped.  All that did was made me start crying, as I started calling rescues in our area to find a place for him in case no one came for him.  They all either said they didn't have room OR they did but that they euthanized.  With five pets of my own, I wouldn't be able to keep him indefinately, so I was bawling like a baby and asking why do people dump their pets and leave the hard decisions to people like me.  Then FINALLY my phone rang at 7pm!!!  It was his owner!!!!  Yay!!!!  I was sooooo happy, as were they.  They immediately came to pick "Todd" up.  Funny thing was, I expected him to run out to greet his owners when they were at the door and instead he stood in my doorway entrance and looked back at me first for a long few seconds.  Maybe he was just saying "thank you", because once he did finally walk out my door he ran to their car.  It's stuff like this that I live for.   [ send green star]
    Lost & Found Pet Listings September 21, 2005 6:48 PM

    Links to sites that post listings of lost and found pets for more than one state or the entire U.S. Be sure to also check the PetWork Resources page for your state, as well as local vets and bulletin boards. External sites are provided as a resource only and are not endorsed by the PetWork.

    Tips for finding a lost pet.

    Flealess Market's Lost Pets International posts lost and found pet listings by geographical area.

    Hugs for Homeless Animals doesn't post lost and found pet listings, but if you fill out their online report form, they will submit the information to their network of lost and found pet sites.

    Inspice Lost & Found posts free lost & found listings for pets and other items. They have lost & found listings for each city in U.S. and Canada.

    The Internet Lost and Found is an international online lost and found database created to form a centralized community to exchange lost and found information. Users can list and search for lost and found objects, using a variety of parameters including categories, keywords, and location.

    The LOST-A-PET Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing search-and-rescue techniques to find lost pets. LOST-A-PET lists pet detectives, search dogs trained to track lost pets, and tips on where to search for lost pets based upon the behavior of the type of animal that is lost.

    Operation K.O.N.A. (Karing for Our Neighbors Animals) offers a FREE online directory of lost and found pets nationwide.

    Petfinder posts lost, found and adoptable pet listings for the entire U.S.

    The Pet Club posts lost, found and adoptable pet listings for the entire U.S.

    Pets 911 connects 7,000 plus animal welfare organizations around the U.S. to provide community specific information on pet adoptions, lost and found, pet health, spay and neuter information, local veterinarians and more.

    Pets Missing In Action posts lost and found pet listings for the entire U.S.

    Save-a-Pet posts free listings of lost and found pets throughout the United States.

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    Missing Sheltie - Manchester, NH October 19, 2005 11:49 AM

    Article published Wednesday, Oct 19, 2005

    Pooch on the loose

    By Patrick Meighan
    Telegraph Staff

    Although Pam and Chip Heaton’s dog Riley has been missing since Oct. 10, he has been spotted in several places.
    Courtesy photo
    Although Pam and Chip Heaton’s dog Riley
    has been missing since Oct. 10, he has been
    spotted in several places.
    MERRIMACK – Riley, come home!

    Pam and Chip Heaton of Manchester have been beside themselves since Oct. 10. That’s when their 3-year-old purebred Sheltie took off from the Amherst Road home of Pam Heaton’s mother.

    The Heatons put fliers throughout Merrimack. Riley has been seen here and there in south Merrimack and Amherst, and Chip Heaton caught a glimpse of the dog just before it tore into the woods.

    But no one has been able to get close enough to catch the pooch, and the Heatons fear for the worst because Riley has already crisscrossed busy Route 101A.

    “I can’t believe he hasn’t been hit yet,” Pam Heaton said Tuesday.“People have been calling, calling, calling, but they can’t seem to catch him,” she said. “I just made 600 more fliers. We put so much money in gas just driving around the community, and he’s still gone.”

    Riley is neutered, up to date on his shots and bears a Manchester dog tag that includes the Heaton’s phone number.

    “He looks like a miniature Lassie,” Pam Heaton said.Pam’s mother and her husband were baby-sitting Riley when he took off after he had been let outside the house to do his business. That night, the Heatons were attending the funeral of Pam’s grandmother, making their beloved pet’s disappearance even more disheartening.

    The Heatons were out again putting out fliers Tuesday night, this time concentrating on Amherst, where Riley had last been spotted. They were accompanied by Bailie, 5, their other Sheltie.

    “We got to Hollis and I hit every mailbox we could, but no luck,” Pam Heaton said.

    Pam noted that her son, Korey Roche, 15, is devastated because Riley is missing.

    “He’s like a child to us,” Chip Heaton said. “They’re very spoiled dogs.”

    “I call him my furry child,” his wife added.

    The Heatons are appealing to the public to help bring Riley home. They’re offering a $300 reward for his safe return.

    “It’s all I have,” Pam Heaton said. “If I had a million dollars, I’d give that.”

    Anyone who encounters Riley is asked to call the Heatons at the following numbers: 644-2214 (the family’s home), 860-9747 (Pam’s cell phone) or 860-0329 (Chip’s cell phone).

    Patrick Meighan can be reached at 594-6518 or

    © 2003, Telegraph Publishing Company, Nashua, New Hampshire

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     October 21, 2005 10:37 AM

    Hurricane Pets
    Search reports of found, rescued,
    and sheltered pets in the
    Animal Emergency Response Network
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    Adopting / Lost November 23, 2005 4:18 AM

    Yahoo! Find a Pet - Adopting / Lost

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     November 25, 2005 3:19 PM

    What to do before
    you weep 'n wail

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    B.B. King Offers Guitar as Reward for Missing Dog February 07, 2006 1:28 PM

    This undated family photo released by B.B. King
    International shows Lucille, King's 2-year-old white
    female Maltese. (AP Photo/B.B King International,
    Matt Lieberman)

    Updated Tue. Feb. 7 2006 8:10 AM ET

    Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — B.B. King's dog, Lucille, has disappeared, and the legendary bluesman is offering an autographed copy of one of his signature "Lucille" guitars in an effort to get her back.

    The 2-year-old white female Maltese, named after King's signature guitar, went missing about 10 days ago in West Hollywood while she was under the care of his co-manager, Matthew Lieberman.

    "We're not sure how she got out of the yard, perhaps a gate was ajar," Lieberman said in a statement Monday.

    Canvassing nearby animal shelters and putting up some 500 signs failed to turn up any trace of Lucille so the 80-year-old musician decided to offer a signed guitar as a reward.

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    B.B. King Offers Reward for Lost Dog February 07, 2006 1:29 PM


    - B.B. King is offering up a guitar as a reward if you can find his lost dog.

    The blues legend who calls his guitar Lucille, also has a dog named Lucille.

    And that little white Maltese is missing. The dog disappeared about two weeks ago in West Hollywood, near Waring and La Brea Avenues. Posters are up all over the neighborhood, and King says he has been to nearby shelters.

    Whoever finds the dog will be given an autographed guitar. B.B. King Offers Reward for Lost Dog


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    MISSING DOG IN SC / NC AREA March 16, 2006 12:38 PM

    Name: Mya
    Breed: Great Dane, Australian Shepherd Mix
    Size: Large
    Age: Young
    Sex: Female
    Status: Missing
    Location: Greenville, SC & Surounding Areas
    Mya is a Blue Merle with Aussie ears, she is unusual looking and very pretty, She is between 5-8 mos old, she has Grey/Blue eyes. Please help us get this baby back!! If the photos do not come through, please email me at or and I will send them to you!!
    Surrounding areas are Polk County in NC, Spartanburg, SC-Greenville, SC- I can be reached by phone-ANYTIME 24/7 --- 864-320-4285
    Please help us!!
    Stephanie Hill
    **Please Print Mya's Photo and information and take it to your local Petsmart and vet clinics!**
    Hugs for Hounds
    1754 Woodruff Rd #190
    Greenville, SC 29607

    Please click on our Rescue Name and follow the link to see all of our available puppies/dogs. We have a variety of breeds and you might just find the dog/puppy of your dreams under a breed other than what you are searching! All of our dogs/puppies have been pulled from High Kill Shelters and when we adopt a puppy out, it is making space for another that might not otherwise survive!!

    -Link Cross Posted From-
    Group: Pets in Need, Thread: Missing, By: Tal R.
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    I have forwarded March 17, 2006 6:18 AM

    Mia's info to several Rescue groups in the South Western area of Virginia who will send it to others also. I sure hope she is found and returned safely home.

    Lilith, did they ever get BB King's little girl back? What an adorable baby. I also have not heard if they ever found the dog Vivi in New York yet. Does anyone know. What anguish! I would be besided myself if ANY of mine turned up missing!

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    Cindy March 20, 2006 12:13 PM

    Thank you Cindy. I'm sure that will help alot.

    I haven't heard any update on BB King's dog. I'll do a Google search and see if I can find anything. I really hope that sweet little baby is back home safe and sound...

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    Missing Poodle - Sicklerville, NJ Area April 12, 2006 8:52 AM

    Let's Bring Bob Home!

    $1,000 REWARD

    PLEASE CALL 856-262-9077 OR 717-399-9648




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    Stolen Puppy - Lab/Border Collie Mix - CA June 14, 2006 6:55 PM

    Forte Animal Rescue
    Marina del Rey, CA
    (310) 362-0321

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    Dogknapper in Texas June 23, 2006 1:23 PM

    Dogknapper in Texas - Lookout for Poodle Puppy Zoie!

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    Lost Pet Tips July 05, 2006 11:41 AM

    Lost Pet Tips----How to Help Find Your Lost Pets

    July 5, 2006 : 12:00 AM

    Time is of the essence.

    Losing a pet is heartbreaking. Remember that many of the companion animals who come into the shelters are lost family pets. And, know that shelters fill up on the days following July 4th more than any period of the year.

    Many of those pets have been picked up as strays and may have only three (3) days to be recovered before they are euthanized. You may think this situation will never happen to you and your pet, but it can and does to families every year.

    The tips below will help you if your pet is missing. The most important preventative is to have current I.D. tags on your pet. Microchip your pet is possible.

    1. Start looking for your pet ASAP. Pets will usually hang around the area where they disappeared for 12-24 hours. Remember many shelters will keep unclaimed animals for only 3 days before euthanizing-killing- them. Some animal control facilities will hold animals longer if they are wearing tags.

    Be sure to check all local animal shelters immediately and frequently if your pet becomes missing.

    After that, they can be sold to medical research labs, offered for adoption or killed. If your pet does not already have tags, get them now. You can purchase I.D. tags from your veterinarian, pet store or on-line. Your pet should always wear the tag...always. Tags are also given out with rabies shots.

    2.Search the neighborhood when it's quiet, either in the early morning or evening hours.Walk slowly and call to your pet, then quietly listen for for any response. Have a box of food with you and shake it as you search.

    3. Enlist the help of neighbors and neighborhood kids by offering them a reward for finding your dog.

    4. File a missing report with as many private and municipal shelters as you can. Visit the shelters every day since you are the only one that can positively identify your pet.

    5. Notify veterinary clinics in your area asap. Many times, people will bring injured and stray animals to the nearest, veterinary clinic for treatment.

    6. If you've lost a purebred dog or cat, contact the original breeder and the breed's rescue group in your area for additional assistance.

    7. Make and distribute posters. Begin with the word REWARD to get people's attention. Make sure the posters include a photo of the pet; where and when it was lost; a brief description with color, size, age, sex and breed; and phone numbers.

    8. Now distribute your posters. Show them to your neighbors and post them in public places like grocery stores, animal shelters, community centers, local schools, office buildings, pet stores and groomers. Give a copy to the mail carriers, garbage workers, meter readers and other municipal workers.

    9. Advertise in the lost-pet section of newspapers. Beware of people that may call to scam you out of your money. You can be somewhat vague about your pets description, then when someone calls claiming to have your pet, ask for a full description of the animal.

    10. Don't give up. Continue to network. Many times it may be days or even months when a missing pet is reunited with their owner.

    Additional Resources:

    What to do if you find a dog---Missing Pet Partnership
    click here

    Download a free lost pet poster----Hugs For Homeless Animals
    click here

    courtesy of

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    Create A Free Pet Flyer July 12, 2006 11:23 AM Flyer Maker

    The Flyer Maker allows you to create a PDF flyer including a photo and description of an animal that is up for adoption, has been lost or found. Just fill out the form below. The PDF will load in your browser. You may then print it out or save it to your hard drive. You will need the free Acrobat reader to view the file:

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    Lost in White Hall, Arkansas July 21, 2006 8:50 AM


    Maddie’s family went away on vacation the week of June 11 and boarded their canine kids. Unfortunately, one of their canine kids ran away from the place they were staying at on Father's Day weekend. Her name is Maddie, she's medium sized and she's very sweet and timid (will probably run if approached by a man). She was last seen on Robin Road in White Hall, Arkansas, and was wearing a purple collar with tags and a black leash.

    It's been a week and Maddie’s family is not really sure how far she could have gone, but they want to get her picture published so that hopefully someone has some info or has seen her.

    If you have any information please contact Maddie's family via email or phone:

    Home: 870-247-9997
    Cell: 870-489-3851

    LOST - Sam

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    K9 Amber Alerts July 27, 2006 11:54 AM

    lost_dog_sign.jpg K9 Amber Alert - Yahoo! Group

    If we re-unite only one dog with its owner, then this group has served its purpose.

    This is a nationwide group and is to be used for posting alerts for missing dogs throughout the United States similar to the way Amber Alerts are used to help find missing or abducted children. Incidents will be typical of, but not limited to: dogs escaped or suspected taken from backyards, dog shows, caretakers. Photos may be uploaded to the group. You MUST include in the SUBJECT LINE of your message: City, State, Zip Code. This will enable our members to immediately determine the speed with which they need to respond, if at all, to the alert.

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    Tabby Tracker - Lost Cat Website January 05, 2010 4:01 PM

    Tabby Tracker

    Tabby Tracker is a public database of lost and found cats. Lost cat owners and lost cat finders can post classified ads, search listings, print posters, and even receive automated email notifications when matching cats are added to the website. Start by searching our lost or found cat listings then proceed to register your lost or found cat to add the cat to our database and begin receiving email updates.

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 January 06, 2010 11:03 AM

    Lost My Doggie helps find lost dogs, lost cats, or missing pets. We can instantly notify up to 10,000 neighbors of your lost dog or missing cat.

    We're here to help make sure you do everything reasonably possible to bring your lost dog or missing cat home. By having the ability to call 1000's of neighbors where your pet was lost, we can geographically target a large area...

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 - Lost Dogs In The UK Site January 06, 2010 11:33 AM

    New Here? Lost Your Dog? Please register and then log in to add a lost dog to our database (look for 'Add a missing dog' on the red 'Dogs Lost' page) and to get assistance with your search from our national network of helpers.

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     June 19, 2010 11:03 AM

    please sign the petition and stop the starvin of uk show dogs.

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