Sunday, January 25, 2015

Have a Lost Pet? Contact Your Microchip Company!

Is your pet lost?  Is your pet microchipped?  Call your microchip company right away, I mean, right away!  They will put out an alert to their customers about your lost pet.  This also provides an opportunity for you to make sure your pet's microchip is registered AND that the microchip company has your current contact information on file.

Friday, January 23, 2015

NextDoor, The Private Social Network For Neighborhoods

Thanks to one of our admins, Tina Roe, for passing on the following information!

For our newest followers, if you have not heard of Nextdoor or the NextDoor app, it is a great venue to post lost and found pets.  Join Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, and start connecting with your neighbors.!VH3GSL.  It is FREE.  

To learn more about NextDoor, click here.  To join NextDoor, click here.  

Can't find your neighborhood listed?  Don't fret!  In order to establish a neighborhood, you must have at least 10 verified neighbors.   

NextDoor has been highly effective for Missouri Lost & Found Paws members as a tool to get lost and found animals home.  If you have a lost pet, please read our tips for getting your lost pet home.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Missouri Lost & Found Paws & AllStar Fence

Earlier this week, Missouri Lost & Found Paws posted about a new partnership with a local fence company named AllStar Fence.  We are so excited about this opportunity to work with AllStar Fence.  This collaboration will help many pet owners exercise prevention to keep their pets safe in our community.

As you know, many times, pets get lost from their yards due to holes in the fence, unsecured boards which have loosened over time and gates that don't latch properly.  We also know that sometimes, the owners of these lost pets may be struggling to fix the fence due to financial struggles, elderly owners and other extenuating circumstances.

We are so pleased to say that Allstar Fence is interested in helping us help these owners.  Allstar Fence's owner is an animal lover and he stated the following to us through our conversation "We love animals and hate reading about lost pets."

SO!  If you know someone who needs assistance with a fence repair, please refer them to Allstar Fence and tell them that we, Missouri Lost & Found Paws, sent them.  You can follow Allstar Fence on Facebook by going to their fan page and clicking Like.  Please thank this kind gentleman for helping us help our community to exercise preventative measures for keeping pets safe in 2015!

Missouri Lost & Found Paws was tickled pink to receive the following message on January 18th, just after starting this partnership.  

Here are some pics of her babies:

We would like to thank AllStar Fence for helping our fan to keep her doggies safe!  Like this post?  Go to AllStar Fence's Facebook page and thank them for their dedication to their community.

If you or someone you know receives help from AllStar Fence thru this new partnership, please let us know so we can share the amazing news with our Facebook community. As you all have come to know, we at Missouri Lost & Found Paws feel we can make a significant impact in our community to help lost and found pets by working TOGETHER.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Meets St Louis, Missouri! A Poodle Is On Her Way Home!

Update 1/24/2015 sc

We received the following update from the finder, Michael Perks.

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Per finders: We're still in the process of verifying some things to make sure she's going back to the right place and going to be safe. Kathy has been a great help!

This poodle was found in St Louis and posted on the St Louis, Missouri Lost & Found Paws group on January 17, 2015.  Thanks to a rabies tag, the finder was able to trace the owner to Elizabethtown, Kentucky, approximately 285 miles away!  You read that right! KENTUCKY!

Per her finder, Michael Perks:
"thanks for the all the support & advice gang... think i've found the owner in elizabethtown kentucky which matches her rabies tag... the akc contacted them and they contacted me... collar color matches their info... the chip # they gave me does match with the associated collar tag# as confirmed by the akc exchange... hope to meet them halfway tonight after work for a joyful reunion... "

Keep an eye on this post for updates should we receive any.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Zoey from St Louis is home after THIRTY-FIVE DAYS on the run!

Tonight we share a local story from St Louis, Missouri Lost & Found Paws.

Zoey was reported as lost by her owner thru a Facebook post on December 12, 2014.  Zoey was last seen at Grand and Wyoming.  Zoey was then posted on Missouri Lost & Found Paws.  Her post was shared 87 times from our Missouri Lost & Found Paws fan page.

On January 16, 2015, someone posted a found dog ad on NextDoor.  If you are not familiar with NextDoor, it is a free app that serves as a private social network for your neighborhood.  It has fast become a tool for communicating lost and found pets across many metropolitan areas.  The found dog was posted on St Louis, Missouri Lost & Found Paws as follows:

One of our administrators shared the post for Zoey's lost advertisement:

Soon, supporters began commenting about the similarities between Zoey's lost ad and the found dog ad:

We then received the news that the found dog was indeed Zoey!

Zoey's owner reported the following update:

THIRTY-FIVE DAYS later, Zoey is home thanks to a Good Samaritan coaxing her off the streets, and her microchip!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Dognapped! Keep Your Dog From Becoming a Statistic!

Thank you to our supporter, Monica Sabin, for sharing this! Keep your dog from becoming a statistic!