Charlie, a Veteran’s service dog went missing since November 29, 2017 from his home in Milwaukee. There were some reports from eyewitnesses who had seen him get hit by a car and then run off.
Almost two months later our volunteer and Helping Lost Pets matchmaker, Sharyl W, saw a dog who looked like Charlie on the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) website. She immediately contacted Charlie’s Lost Dogs of Wisconsin caseworker, Linda M, who got in contact with Charlie’s owners so they could check it out. Sure enough, it was Charlie!
Below is the photo of Charlie in the shelter that Sharyl used to compare with the photo supplied to us by the owner for the Lost Dogs of Wisconsin / Helping Lost Pets flyer.
Charlie’s story highlights the importance of entering your lost dog’s information into a centralized national database (Helping Lost Pets is the largest and most comprehensive) so that volunteer matchmakers around the country can compare shelter listings with lost pet listings.
Charlie’s owners sent us the photo below to show us that he is home and doing fine. Welcome home Charlie! We are thrilled to have helped!