A Resource Fur You: Lost Pets FBI (Found By Internet)
Observations from the Tub: Fur-Babies Lost & Found
Pet FBI (lost Pets Found By Internet) is one of the coolest things I’ve linked to in a while. And to think this has been around since 1998! Pet FBI is the brainchild of Maresa Fanelli, a retired French professor who thought there should be a way to garner community involvement to find lost pets. Ms. Fanelli created an interactive online database where people can call out to others via the internet for help in finding their lost fur-babies. Take a look at just one of thousands of happy-ending stories (and you know how I love happily-ever-after):
If you’ve ever lost a pet companion, then you know how devastating it can be. How wonderful that there are organizations like this one that want to help reunite you with your fur-baby. Here’s some general info right from the Pet FBI website:
“As of January 2014 over 41,000 reports have been submitted to the Pet FBI database, making it the most comprehensive source of information about lost and found pets in Ohio.
Currently, about 35% of dogs and 25% of cats are reported as reunited with their guardians. But we are certain that the rate of happy reunions is actually much higher because many people do not bother to update their reports and others simply delete it.
Over the years we have had many requests to expand our database to cover other states. Now we have put our fifteen years of experience to work to create the new bigger, better, faster Pet FBI! We were fortunate in recruiting a volunteer professional database programmer and a volunteer web site designer to help us.
Now we have a state-of-the art database that covers the entire U.S. As well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.”
Nonprofit Pet FBI is assigned tax-free status by the IRS and operates through the generosity of volunteers. The Pet FBI website and services are non-commercial and free for every user.
Hopefully, you won’t ever need to use the services of this organization, but it probably wouldn’t hurt to save the website in your browser bookmarks. If you have dogs and cats that you love and protect, this is an internet resource you’ll want to keep.
Enjoy your weekend, y’all!
See you Monday for Pawsitive Pondering!