Category Archives: Rescues and Shelters

Helping Lost Pets Adds New Feature to List Shelters Within 25 Miles

According to the U.S. Census the average American will move 12 times in their life. This means that many people do not know where their local shelter is when their pet goes missing. Factor in that dogs and cats (unlike … Continue reading

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Fireworks and Reuniting Lost Dogs with Their Families

  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 … Continue reading

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AB487/SB450 Signed Into Law, Reducing Wisconsin’s Stray Hold From Seven Days to Four Days

On March 1, 2016, Governor Walker signed AB487/SB450 into law. It is now called Act 233 and you can read the entire text of the law by clicking on this link. This bill was drafted with help from  the Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Fireworks and Reuniting Lost Dogs with Their Families

Last year we were honored to present a free webinar for ASPCA Pro that included a lot of helpful information for shelters and owners for dogs that go missing after the fireworks on the 4th of July. Please feel free … Continue reading

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The Microchip Maze – Buyer Beware! (Part 1 – The 900 Chips)

No one will dispute that microchips can be a valuable tool in helping reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners. In our day-to-day work at Lost Dogs of Wisconsin, we have seen many cases where microchips have resulted in … Continue reading

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Use Facebook to Help Increase Your Shelter’s Return to Owner Rate

Many animal shelters in America have contracts with local municipalities to hold “stray” dogs for the state-mandated stray hold to give owners an opportunity to reclaim their lost dog. This period of time varies from state to state. A shelter typically has … Continue reading

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Correct Microchip Scanning Procedures Saves Lives!

Here is an easy to print, clip and hang poster for your shelter or vet clinic that explains good microchip scanning procedures.  (Courtesy of Animal Sheltering magazine)

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The Top Five Reasons Shelters Should Post Pictures of Lost and Found Pets on Facebook

5. Shelters that post pictures and flyers of lost and found pets on Facebook generate goodwill, positive press and donations. 4. Shelters will elevate their reputation in the community from “dogcatcher” to compassionate life-savers. Since “stray” contracts are funded with taxpayer money, … Continue reading

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Reuniting Lost Dogs With Their Families – How Shelters Can Help

There are more lost dogs now than there have ever been.  Pet ownership is up and we, as a nation,  are saving more dogs, with many more people choosing adoption as their option. This is a great thing but it … Continue reading

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Using Facebook to Maximum Potential

Lost Dogs of Wisconsin was designed to help individual owners and finders of dogs. We provide flyers, postings, a website, tips and suggestions to help happy reunions happen. We are thrilled that the idea has taken off and has become … Continue reading

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