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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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LDOW Opposes the reduction of the state stray hold!

Yesterday was the Committee hearing on AB487 at the  State Capitol.  We wanted to share the testimonies that were read and also brought forth to the committee for their review.   Lost Dogs of Wisconsin believes in preserving the human/animal bond. … Continue reading

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The Microchip Maze – Searching the Databases- (Part 2)

UPDATE – Since we wrote this article, 24 Petwatch has now begun to participate in the AAHA database. AVID is now the only large microchip company that does not participate.  Your microchipped lost pet has been picked up and turned … 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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How To Trace Dead End Microchips and Tag Information on Found Pets

We would like to thank Marilyn Knapp Litt, the Director of Lost Dogs of Texas for the information in this article. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Marilyn formed a group of volunteers which successfully reunited animals that had been displaced … 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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