If your dog went missing from the fireworks last night – don’t panic. Immediately put out your dog’s favorite blanket, some food and water, and something that smells like you (a dirty sock or pillowcase). Then file a report with us from this link: https://lostdogsofwisconsin.org/report/lost-dog-report/ .
Our volunteer flyermakers will make a flyer for you to print and share. We will also post it on our Facebook page (60,000 fans) and send it out on our Twitter feed. Tell EVERYONE – to not call or chase or whistle to your dog. Let him relax and he may very likely come home on his own when it is quiet. Do NOT let people congregate in your yard or driveway. Your dog is frightened and will stay in hiding until everything calms down.
In preparation for July 4, experts from Lost Dogs Illinois and Lost Dogs of Wisconsin will give you practical advice to offer support, resources, and tips to worried families searching for their lost dogs. Teaching people how to find their lost pets and avoid common mistakes can avoid heartbreak for many people and animals.
Click here for the webinar…..http://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/2014-06-18/fireworks-rto
LDOA partners with HelpingLostPets.com to get more pets home. If you would like to receive alerts for missing/found pets listed in your neighborhood, you can join for FREE:
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Check out your local dollar store for inexpensive supplies to make brightly colored signs for your missing dog. Remember that not everyone has a computer, a smart phone or the internet. Big, neon-colored signs will grab their attention and alert them about your missing dog (or cat). Here is an article from our website that gives step by step instructions.
Here are step by step instructions to create effective signs:
Despite the media hype, coyote attacks on lost dogs are pretty rare. But because of the hype, many owners give up looking for their dog because a neighbor, friend or family member tells them that “a coyote probably got your dog”. Coyote/dog altercations are almost always territorial and lost dogs are usually too scared and confused to be territorial. They will defer to coyotes. Also, predators rarely eat other predators so if a coyote has killed your dog you will find the body.
Read our website article Resurrection for Roo about a dog who had been reported killed by coyotes by a tracking dog service, when in fact, he was alive. He was safely recovered.
Never Give Up! Unless you have physical evidence that your dog is dead, he is out there waiting for you to bring him safely home.
Check our website for more articles on how to find your missing dog: www.lostdogsofwisconsin.org
Lost Dogs of Wisconsin partners with HelpingLostPets.com to get more pets home. If you would like to receive alerts for missing/found pets listed in your neighborhood, you can join for FREE:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23 is National Lost Dog Awareness Day
National Lost Dog Awareness Day reminds us not all stray dogs are homeless
Wales, Wisconsin – April 23, 2016 will be observed as the third annual National Lost Dog Awareness Day.
Lost Dogs of America celebrates this special event to shed light on the number of dogs that are lost each year and to bring attention to the many dogs in care of shelters and animal control facilities that have family looking for them.
Lost Dogs of America, co-founded by Susan Taney (Lost Dogs Illinois) and Kathy Pobloskie (Lost Dogs of Wisconsin) is a coalition of individual state organizations, each being an all-volunteer organization dedicated to help reunite families with their lost dogs. Since the founding of the Lost Dogs of Wisconsin (LDOW) in early 2010 and with the help of countless volunteers and Facebook fans, 10,000 dogs have
been reunited. LDOW has facilitated these reunions by providing tips and resources to owners, using Facebook pages to share pictures and information of lost and found dogs and by providing free flyers courtesy of HelpingLostPets.com.
By reuniting lost dogs with their families, stress is reduced on the family and work is reduced for staff at shelters, animal control facilities and rescues. These reunions reduce the number of dogs that come into facilities deemed “stray”, and therefore save the taxpayers’ money on stray animal care. These reunions will most importantly reduce the number of unnecessary euthanasia cases and will even open up cage and
kennel space for truly homeless dogs.
“When a dog goes missing, many families give up looking for their lost pet. National Lost Dog Awareness Day was created to give hope to the families still looking for their dogs and remind the public that not all stray dogs are homeless,” said Susan Taney, Co-founder of Lost Dogs America.
For more information on Lost Dog Awareness Day, Lost Dogs of America or to see how dogs are reunited, visit Lost Dogs of Wisconsin on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/findfido or
Lost Dogs of Wisconsin is a non-profit all volunteer organization devoted to educating and empowering owners with resources and tools to assist them in locating their lost dogs and focused on reducing the number of strays in shelters and animal control facilities. National Lost Dog Awareness Day was created by Susan Taney (Lost Dogs Illinois), Kathy Pobloskie (Lost Dogs of Wisconsin), and Marilyn Knapp Litt (Lost Dogs of Texas).
Contact: Kathy Poblosie at 262 392 2196 or 281 785 4565 or email email@example.com