Friday, September 12, 2014

My Pet Is Lost! What Should I Do?

Missouri Lost & Found Paws is a non-profit organization that is focused on helping lost and found animals get home.  We understand how painful the experience is when a family member is missing.  Our efforts are focused on using social media to get the word out about lost pets.  We started three years ago, but just recently became a non-profit organization.  We are so blessed to have developed the following we have on Facebook.  Our Twitter presence is slowly growing.

Our mission is simple.  We want to get lost and found pets home!

We believe in coming together as a community to help one another.  Searching for a lost pet is not easy.  It takes time. It takes patience.  Trying to search alone is tough and presents challenges.  The search process is also emotionally and physically taxing.  We truly get it.  Many of our supporters have been in your shoes.  We do understand how it feels to be so worried about the safety of a missing family member.  We have many supporters who are also animal lovers, and are concerned for lost pets.  We also have supporters who are shelter employees and shelter volunteers.  Through the use of social media, we have been able to get many lost pets home.  We have over 4,300 followers now.  And we continue to grow each day.  

We seek nothing in return.  We just want to help our community.  We have helped dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, turtles, chickens, domesticated birds, and even pigs.  Yes, really.  We strongly believe that for every animal that we can help reunite, that is one less pet in a shelter who could face the ticking timer of euthanasia.  We believe that together, as a community, we can truly change the outcome of animals in our community.  Together, we CAN make a difference.