What is LostandPound.com? | How It Works | Who We Are
What is Lostandpound.com?
Lostandpound.com is an online network of pet professionals, pet owners and animal lovers set up to provide you with a FREE resource to make your search for your lost pet fast, easy and thorough.
Lostandpound.com allows pet owners to post pictures and descriptions of their lost pets including the location where they were last seen. Upon entering this information, a LOST PET ALERT is sent immediately via email to a combination of participating veterinarians, animal shelters, police stations, media outlets, pet service companies and “neighborhood watch volunteers” within a 45-mile radius of where your pet was lost.
Our LOST PET ALERTS are the quickest and easiest way to get important descriptive information about your lost pet into the hands of the people who are in the best position to help. Every day, the Lost and Pound network continues to grow into one of the largest online communities in the country.
We also provide local Internet bulletin boards where the public, pet care professionals, and animal rescue organizations may report finding lost pets.
Plus, Lostandpound.com will give you guidance and advice to start an organized and effective search of your lost pet. This includes providing you with the tools and templates for creating effective bulletin board and neighborhood streetlight notices and signs from your computer, instantly.
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How It Works
Within minutes of notifying us that your pet is missing, Lostandpound.com will send e-mail alerts to a combination of veterinarians, animal shelters, police stations, media outlets, pet service companies and “neighborhood watch volunteers” in your area, with a description of your pet, its photo, and details of how and where you believe your pet was lost.
People that receive our LOST PET ALERTS will be on the lookout for your lost pet and have agreed to notify you if your pet is spotted or found.
In the meantime, Lostandpound.com will provide you with important information and advice on conducting your own search in the immediate vicinity of the area where you believe your pet was lost.
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Who We Are
We started Lost and Pound after our own painful experience when our soft-coated wheaton terrier, Hazel, got out one day and started us on what turned out to be the worst 26 hours of our lives.
We started calling every veterinary practice in the phone book, one by one. Then we started calling the city’s various animal control agencies, and then walking the streets around our neighborhood. Each minute we were getting more frustrated, scared, anxious, angry, helpless, and sad. And we were shocked to find that there was no organized network of resources to help us find our beloved pup.
Thankfully, Hazel was found the next day. She was in the middle of a busy intersection hiding under a broken down car. A sharp-eyed witness to the crash spotted her hiding under the wrecked car and retrieved her. Fortunately she still had her tags on so we were all reunited fairly quickly.
We were all very lucky that day. Still, our experience showed us that we never want anyone to go through what we went through during our search.
That’s why we decided to create the very network that didn’t exist during our search but seemed so logical, so useful, and so necessary.
Our goal at Lostandpound.com is to build the nation’s largest online network of pet professionals, pet owners and animal lovers, and through the internet, make them valuable resources for helping to find lost pets and get them home as fast and safely as possible.
Lost and Pound is dedicated to our dogs, Hazel and Hudson and to every lost pet and pet owner who has had to go through the worry, concern, frustration, and desperation that comes with losing a helpless, but so important, member of the family.
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