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16 Heartwarming Photos Of Lost Dogs Reunited With Their Families

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1. Abby

Abby

Abby, who also happens to be blind, went missing for more than a week during super heavy snowstorms in Alaska. Luckily, she managed to find her way home for Christmas. (A Christmas miracle!!!)

Image by McKenzie Grapengeter / AP

2. Bailey

Bailey

After Bailey, a little Chihuahua mix, went missing for two months, his owner opened a newspaper and found him featured as the shelter’s pet of the month! Just another reason to own a newspaper subscription, folks.

Source: nwitimes.com

3. Puzzle

Puzzle

Puzzle went missing while on a walk in a Seattle park, and returned home nearly a week later. The funny part? Puzzle’s owner left the backdoor open, and Puzzle just happened to walk in.

Source: fremocentrist.com

4. Ruca

Ruca

The 8-year-old Shih Tzu went missing for just over a week, and here’s the thing: Ruca was a gift from an Iraq soldier to his then-girlfriend, now-wife, Brittney. So, when Ruca dug a hole under the fence and escaped, a real-life Ace Ventura pet detective was hired to find her. Voila, home safe and sound!

Source: turnto23.com

5. Gizmo

Gizmo

This fellow 8-year-old Shih Tzu was found with the help of a microchip after being lost for four months. Awww!

Source: latimesblogs.latimes.com

6. Pooka

Pooka

The Chihuahua-dachshund mix (Chiweenie) was missing 18 months and wandered all the way to New Mexico before being reunited with her owner in Kentucky. A handy microchip’s to thank for that!

Image by Jeri Clausing / AP

7. Beethoven (probably)

Beethoven (probably)

This big guy was missing less than a week, thankfully, otherwise who would those adorable children cling to?!

Source: imgur.com

8. Aka

Aka

Aka spent two years away from her family before being located more than 20 miles from home at an animal shelter. The reason the Alaskan mix was returned? A microchip.

Source: dailynews.com

9. Ginger

Ginger

Ginger flew the coop for 10 years. Yes, you read that right, but the story gets even stranger. Because when the basset hound’s owner lost custody of Ginger as part of a divorce agreement, he never thought he’d see her again. So, imagine his shock when he opened a paper and saw the dog listed as part of an adoption center’s listings! Looks like she’s back with her dad for good, though.

Source: nydailynews.com

10. Oreo

Oreo

It was over four and a half years before Oreo was found. He ran away while in the backyard, and his family had all but lost hope that they’d ever see him again. But he was found wandering the streets, thanks to a microchip.

Source: nbcbayarea.com

11. Buster

Buster

During Hurricane Sandy, 1-year-old Buster escaped in the chaos of the storm. After searching for close to a month, they found him: On a shelter website where he was due to be euthanized the next day. Luckily, they were able to reach the shelter just hours before he was scheduled to be put down.

Source: huffingtonpost.com

12. Shorty

Shorty

Shorty disappeared seven years ago from her Louisiana home during Hurricane Katrina. At the age of fifteen, she was found with a microchip, wandering through North Carolina. It’s unclear how she made it into a different state, but for now she’s back with her family.

Image by WCNC

13. Nick

Nick

The 10-year-old military police dog, who served two tours, went missing from his yard. Even though it was only for a day, the family had serious cause for concern: Nick suffers from a serious genetic medical condition that affects his hind legs and requires medication. Luckily, the dog was spotted in a different neighborhood and returned safely to his family.

Source: inforum.com

14. Petunia

Petunia

This mix breed pit bull disappeared from her home in Virginia back in 2003, and was found eight years later in California. That’s roughly 3,000 miles from her home! She was reunited with her elated family on live TV. Pretty emotional homecoming!

Source: digitaljournal.com

15. Earl

Earl

Poor Earl. This loyal German shepherd was stolen from his Virginia home and lost for nearly a month before he was found. Turns out that two men took him from his yard and began train hopping with the dog! Earl was found when the men were arrested for illegal train hopping in North Carolina, and he was immediately returned to his family.

Source: Brittany Randolph/The Star

16. Lizzy

Lizzy

Lizzy had been lost for over a month, not a great thing considering she’s blind. Yes, a blind rat terrier. But an anonymous man, who called himself Santa, dropped her off at a Michigan City animal shelter. The rest is adorable history.

Image by Matt Fritz / AP

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If You Have to Evacuate to a Shelter, Many in New York and New Jersey Will Allow You to Bring Your Pets

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BabblePets (Photo Credit: iStockphoto): New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has just announced mandatory evacuations in low-lying areas of the city. There are 65 shelters ready throughout the city, and pets will be welcome. Remember, if you’re not safe in your home, neither is your pet, and you shouldn’t leave Fido and Fluffy behind.

In other areas, however, separate pet shelters are opening up.

iStock 000002529801XSmall 200x300 Hurricane Sandy: If You Have to Evacuate to a Shelter, Can Your Pet Come With You?In New York City, 65 schools will be transformed into shelters, says the Wall Street Journal, and pets will be allowed.

In Long Island, specific pet shelters have been set up in cooperation with the SPCA, says Newsday.

In Connecticut, rules vary by town as to whether pets are allowed. Note that some town shelters will require you to show proof of the animal’s registration and current vaccination record. For a breakdown by town, see NBC Connecticut’s website.

In New Jersey, not all shelters are pet-friendly. Some in Atlantic County are pet-friendly, some are not. In Cape May County, an animal shelter opened in Lower Township at noon today. Animal sheltering trailers will be set up at two other locations in the county.

If the shelters near you are not pet-friendly, try calling your veterinarian’s office, local kennels, and animal rescue centers to see if they have any kennel availability. If you’re heading to a hotel or motel, you can search for pet-friendly accommodations here.

Whether you’re bringing your pet with you to a shelter, a friend’s home, or a hotel, be prepared. Owners should bring their pets’ carriers and crates; and pet owners should bring with them any supplies that may be needed. For an excellent, comprehensive list of supplies to take with you, see Danielle Sullivan’s post, What to Put in Your Pet’s Emergency Disaster Pack.

The Suffolk SPCA, on Long Island, has two locations that allow owners to stay in the same shelter as their animals open and functioning. One is at Suffolk Community College Eastern Campus, located on Riverhead Speonk Road in Riverhead, and the other is the Brentwood Recreational Center at 99 Third Avenue in Brentwood. These shelters operate on a first come, first serve basis and can fit approximately 250 people and their pets in each. Animals allowed in the shelters are dogs, cats and birds.

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Lost Pets, Fourth of July

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More pets are lost in the Puget Sound on or around the Fourth of July than any other time of year. Between the barbeques, strangers, fireworks, fireworks displays andLost Dogs don’t forget the planes and jets that performed in the air show for the Freedom Fair on Ruston Way, it’s a terrifying time for our furry friends. It’s a heartbreaking scenario that effects so many of us this time of the year, however swift and calm actions and a lot of major networking can significantly increase the chances that you will be reunited with your pet. The key is know what to do.

The first thing to do is to start looking as soon as you know your pet is missing. Waiting to see if they come home on their own could leave you waiting to long. A scared pet isn’t thinking about things like traffic, other animals, and its own safety or surroundings and they can quickly become disoriented and in a lot of trouble. So take quick moment to assess how your pet got out and start looking there. You might be shocked to know that many indoor cats that escape due to the noise and frightening events of the Fourth of July are found under their own house, under a near by out building or in a close by tree. Not knowing what to do or where to go to feel safe can leave them wondering away from the safety of home very quickly. Even outdoor cats get spooked and can run in a panic with out thought to where they are or where they are going and become lost. Dogs too will run in a panic and fear will drive them away from the sounds and potentially into harms way.

The next step is to search your neighborhood. Check out all of the streets, ally ways, and other areas within a three mile radius of your home. Paper the neighborhood with in five miles of your home with flyers and talk to your neighbors. Don’t forget to get online and network with your friends and family. Craigslist is another great place to post a picture of your missing pet. The more people that know that your pet is missing, the more likely it is that you will find them.

Check with your local shelters and animal control within the first day that your pet is missing. Someone may have already found it and turned it in or called and let them know. Many shelters keep logs of people that call in with pet descriptions in case they come across it. Check Craigslist and look for people that have found pets. It’s a free place to post so your pets picture or description could end up there.

Remember to make sure that your pet has its ID. It’s a good idea for all of your pets, including the indoor only pets, to always wear a collar with their ID tags. The ID tags should have your name and a good phone number to reach you at. If you had your pet microchip, please remember that microchips are only as good as the information provided and if that information is not up to date it will be harder for it to help your pet get home to you. Also, even if your pet is chipped it’s a good idea for your pet to still have a collar with an ID tag in case your pet is not taken to a shelter or other location where the pet can be scanned for the chip.

Lastly, don’t ever give up on your lost pet. The news is full of stories of people that have lost their pets and years later find them again. Your furry family member misses you as much as you miss them.

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July 7, 2012 Posted by | animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Related Education, animals, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Pets | , , | Leave a comment

The First Thing To Do When Your Pet Runs Away

Smart steps to take to find your lost pet

The First Thing to Do When Your Pet Runs Away
First: “Call all shelters within a 60-mile radius of your home,” not just those nearest your home, says Stephanie Shain, director of outreach for the Humane Society of the United States. Between 600,000 and 750,000 cats and dogs are reclaimed by owners from shelters each year. You can also try your police department and local veterinarians.
Then: “Make a flyer with a current picture of your pet that shows details of its face and the proportions of its body,” says Kari Harendorf, an animal trainer and the host of Animal Planet’s K9 Karma. “Include its sex, age, color, and weight; the date and area the animal was last seen; and your phone number, and post the flyers everywhere — schools, community centers, even the pet-food aisle of your grocery store.”
By Kathy Squires

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