Pudge was found by Good Sam Erin a week ago. A local veterinarian offered to hang onto Pudge until her family was located. They then placed her in boarding.
This afternoon Michele saw Erin’s post and recognized the found kitty as her neighbor’s cat who had been missing for a month!!
This darling pooch went missing near a strip mall where there is a pet supply store. Abby’s Mom posted a lost report to the Pet FBI database and also messaged our Facebook Administrator, Char. Char advised Mom to use the Pet FBI flyer template and take it to the pet supply store. Good thing because an employee had found Abby the night before!
OBJECT LESSON: When your pet goes missing create and distribute flyers in the immediate area ASAP.
Remi went missing in a rural area and his family was worried sick because it was hunting season and Remi could be mistaken for a deer! They posted to our Pet FBI Ohio Facebook page.
Days later he ended up in a Humane Society shelter in Madison County, many miles away and was posted on their Facebook page as a found dog. Thanks to Amanda, one of Pet FBI Ohio Facebook’s “special agents”, she connected the two just hours later and Remi is back home safe.
Note: Pet FBI “Special Agents” are unofficial volunteers who cross-post and cross-check lost and found reports and have been responsible for many happy reunions. You can act as a special agent for your area, too!
1. Dogs can travel fast and far, Check for reports well beyond your immediate area.
2. Use as many sources of information as you can to post and search lost and found reports. Ideally everybody should post to a single, central, efficiently searchable database like PetFBI.org. Realistically, you need to cast a wide net and research various Facebook pages, Craigslist and other online resources as suggested on Pet FBI’s advice page.
This is a message from someone helped by Pet FBI.
I can’t thank you enough for your service that you provide! On September 23, 2015, our company’s cat “Dash” was reported as missing. Dash roams the grounds of Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) in central Ohio during the day, and is taken inside at night. When it was time to come in that night, there was no sign of Dash. He is very well cared for, including his vet visits and collar, but he had lost his collar and it had not been replaced.
I am an employee of CAS and was devastated when I learned he was missing a full week after it happened! I immediately started to brainstorm how we could bring him home. I posted a lost report on Pet FBI the day I found out, and ironically, Bryan, a fellow co-worker, found my posting and contacted me about Dash. We began to work together to locate him. I created a lost cat poster, and my co-worker put them up in the neighborhood around our property. On Sunday, October 11th, a neighbor contacted CAS and said that he had been in their care, and he is now home!
Dash is such a loving and wonderful creature, and he provided many services to the Employees of CAS, including love and stress relief. Thanks for your services to help find our pets! Without it, I am not sure that my co-worker and I would have found each other to help solve this!
Thank you, thank you!