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04/09/2015

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Donna J Harper

Here are a few more for Arkansas:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Siloam-Springs-AR-Lost-and-Found-Pets/116637831706074?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/LAFPONWA?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1422067294765220/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-Pets-Of-North-West-Arkansas/597269437041383?fref=ts

Kris

https://m.facebook.com/missingdogsmass

We are currently the largest in Massachusetts.

tonn

hey where's Canada? we always share your lost and found posts.. to our friends in the USA... just saying..

MMDN

In Northern Indiana / Southern Michigan Border - Michiana Missing Dog Network on FB https://m.facebook.com/MichianaMissingDogNetwork

Linda Acup

Please add Indiana - Lost and Found Pets to Indiana.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/564980500185543/

JJ

For Michigan you have the most popular site listed but there are lots more:
Armada, Macomb County: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Pets-Of-Armada/579654402111378?fref=ts
Bay City: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bay-City-MI-Lost-And-Found-Animals/325553770799266
Berrien, Cass, VanBuren Counties: https://www.facebook.com/groups/758489914198334/
Cass and Berrien: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1386566588282560/
Genesee, Saginaw, Lapeer, Shiawasee and surrounding counties: https://www.facebook.com/MidMichiganMissingPetsNetwork
Grand Rapids: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Pets-Grand-Rapids-MI/102939496479977
Grand Traverse Area: https://www.facebook.com/GrandTraverseAreaLostAndFoundPets
Isabella County: https://www.facebook.com/LostAndFoundPetsOfIsabellaCounty?fref=ts
Jackson: https://www.facebook.com/LostJacksonPets
Lansing Area: https://www.facebook.com/groups/297487100282043/
Lansing Area: https://www.facebook.com/LostPetConnections?fref=ts
Marshall: https://www.facebook.com/groups/497278113708667/
Michigan: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-or-Found-Pets-in-Michigan/204051526314380?fref=ts
Michigan: https://www.facebook.com/LostAndFoundPetsInMichigan?fref=ts
Michigan: https://www.facebook.com/pages/For-the-Love-of-Louie-Michigan-Lost-Pet-Lookers/264553563570926
Michigan: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-Found-Dogs-MI/125838254171119
Michigan: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michigan-found-strays-and-owner-unclaimed-Dogs-in-shelters/170868122968741
Midland: https://www.facebook.com/groups/659557414058311/
Midwest MI, KENT, OCEANA, NEWAYGO, MECOSTA, ISABELLA, MUSKEGON, MONTCALM, GRATIOT, OTTAWA, IONIA & CLINTON: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lostfouundpetsofnkentmontcalmcountiesmi/
Monroe: https://www.facebook.com/monroemichiganlostandfound
Niles: https://www.facebook.com/LostAndFoundPetsNilesMI
Northern Michigan: https://www.facebook.com/LostandFoundPetsofNorthernMichigan?fref=ts
Northern Michigan: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-Found-Animals-in-Northern-Michigan/154420277929050
South East Michigan/NW Ohio: https://www.facebook.com/shaggyhelen?fref=ts
South West Michigan (Cats): https://www.facebook.com/groups/528506030548106/
Thumb Area: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1622407674646786/
Upper Peninsula: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-Found-Paws-of-the-UP/261412640588767
Wayne County: https://www.facebook.com/groups/880745225290581/
West Michigan: https://www.facebook.com/lostandfoundpetsofwestmichigan?fref=ts
Wexford County: https://www.facebook.com/LostAndFoundPetsOfWexfordCountyMichigan

Chris

Kat Albrecht of Missing Pet Partnership* mentioned using a centralized database to help get more pets back home. Many of the Facebook groups in the US and some in Canada, as well as a growing number of shelter are using the Helping Lost Pets site (HeLP), a free, centralized database. You can view links to the groups and shelters using this site. Nice because it's just for pets, not lost phones, etc. www.helpinglostpets.com

It is free for shelters as well as pet owners to use. It's map based and it's quick and easy to upload to, as well as view lost and found pets. Ads are shareable, printable, savable as pdfs or picture files. Shelters can list stray animals and also make their adoptable pet listings viewable so they can share all found and adoptable pets even if they don't have their own website.

Pre-registration of animals for foster parents, pet owners or caregivers is also free. Then if an animal goes missing, simply change the status from "Safe" to "Lost" and indicate where on the map. Alerts are sent out automatically via email/text/Twitter to those in area signed up to get them. If the status changes, alert updates are also sent out.

Also a great resource for anyone travelling with pets in case they go missing and you need to quickly connect with area shelters, groups, and volunteers you wouldn't otherwise know about.
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* She mentioned this in a recorded webinar that's no longer online. This Maddie's Institute article links to unique, species specific, behavior specific information that Missing Pet Partnership has on achieving successful lost pet recovery.

"What You Don't Know About Lost Pets Can Hurt Them",
by Kathy Albrecht,
- http://www.maddiesfund.org/what-you-dont-know-about-lost-pets-can-hurt-them.htm

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