Website Helps Lost Pets Return Home

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Website Helps Lost Pets Return Home

HeLPHas your pet ever slipped out while you carried groceries in or has the leash slipped your hand as a squirrel crossed your path? Then you know that sick feeling of helplessness. Now Helping Lost Pets (HeLP) provides a web-based community that helps bring more pets back home. It’s FREE to join and use, and allows you to map where a pet was lost or found.

Sign up to become part of the HeLP network neighborhood pet watch!

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Why It Matters

Many stray pets do not find their way home because their owners simply do not find them. Increasing the number of pets returning home will not only create many more happy reunions but will also reduce the number of pets euthanized due to lack of space. According to the ASPCA, 2.5 – 3.5 million strays enter US Shelters every year. Less than 2% of cats and 20% of dogs are claimed by their owners. allows a quick and easy search of pets everywhere. According to site developer Rob Goddard:

Our website is map based and totally free to use. When a pet is listed as lost or found, email alerts are sent to our members in the area. The more members we have, the more pets will get back home. Our immediate task is to grow the membership of our website. We are working to bring shelters on board to list their stray pets.

As of this writing, nearly 7,000 members have joined, as have 300+ organizations. Together, they have listed 14,569 lost pets. And it works to get the word out! After 3 weeks and a massive search effort, this Jack Russell Terrier named Bentley is back home. As you can see, his owner is very relieved and grateful.


Join the HeLP network today. It saves lives!

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just a few minutes of your time.

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About Author

Kim CluneKim Clune, owner of Mixed Media Matters, Inc., helps animal welfare and humanitarian aid groups promote initiatives using print, digital and social media. Kim is a founding member and adviser to Be the Change for Animals, an international activism site awarded Best Cause Blog by DogTime Media, ad she celebrates human/animal connections through writing, photography and film at Balancing a quest for global change with a desire to act locally, Kim now blends her passion for animal welfare and humanitarian aid by founding Dog House Adoptions, a rescue to serve stray dogs and the people of Rensselaer County, NY. With hands-on experience revealing the softest side of dogs once deemed “unadoptable,” Kim believes that all dogs deserve the chance to shine, enriching people’s lives through therapeutic, educational, and companionship opportunities. Her goal at Dog House Adoptions is to make as many of those connections as possible. GoogleView all posts by Kim Clune →

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