APRIL 23rd IS NATIONAL LOST DOG AWARENESS DAY
To Remind Us Not All Stray Dogs Are Homeless
Chicago, IL (April 23, 2015) – April 23rd is the second annual National Lost Dog Awareness Day. Shelters and rescues across the United States use this day to bring attention to the many dogs in their care who have family looking for them. We live in a world where people sometimes assume the dogs they find are unwanted. Lost Dog Awareness Day has the stats to prove them wrong.
Lost Dogs of America (LDOA), a coalition of states, including Lost Dogs Florida, has documented over 42,000 reunions since 2011. LDOA facilitated these reunions by providing tips to owners, by using Facebook pages for individual states, and by providing free flyers courtesy of HelpingLostPets.com. LDOA makes it possible for dogs, such as Hattie, to be reunited with their families. Here’s a note from Hattie’s owner: Without Lost Dogs Florida, I’m not sure we'd have Hattie back at home. I was beginning to think we wouldn't find her. Then, Lost Dogs Florida put us in touch with the good Samaritan who found her, and had also listed her through their service! We would have never made the connection otherwise. Thank you Lost Dogs Florida!”
We invite you to participate in the observance of Lost Dog Awareness Day. LostDogsofAmerica.org has a wealth of information to help people who have lost or found dogs. You will also find beautiful and haunting graphics you can use to help publicize Lost Dog Awareness Day here. Thanks to Cathi - 3-Dog Designs.
Why should you help us create awareness?
Your participation will benefit your community because:
- Getting lost dogs home reduces stress on the owner and the dog, and
- Reduces work for staff at shelters/animal control facilities and rescues, which
- Saves taxpayers’ money for animal care, and
- Opens up cage and kennel space for truly homeless dogs.
It also shows individuals with lost dogs that their community cares!
“When a dog goes missing, many families give up looking for their lost pet. National Lost Dog Awareness Day was created to give hope to the families still looking for their dogs and remind the public that not all stray dogs are homeless” Susan Taney, Director Lost Dog’s Illinois.
For more information on Lost Dogs of Florida, and to help us reunite dogs, please visit Lost Dogs Florida on Facebook. Together, we can reunite them!
NATIONAL LOST DOG AWARENESS DAY INFORMATION:
Web/Email www.LostDogsFlorida.org | LostDogsFlorida@gmail.com
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