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Lost & found pets

Is your organization playing an active role in reuniting pets with their families? Read about programs that provide search tips and guidance to owners who may have given up because they don't know how to effectively search for their lost pets. Boost your reclaim rate by changing the assumption that skinny or unkempt animals are stray, not lost. Our resources can help you tear down the barriers to sucessful reunions.

Dog lost in woods

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  • Blog Post

    Return-to-owner

    How will you re-evaluate your shelter’s RTO policy to tell a different story?

    I was about 8 years old as I stood with my dad and his friend and toddler-age son. We were watching the Chicago Blackhawks warm up, the players flipping hockey pucks up into the stands. We must have gotten caught up in the excitement, because when my dad’s friend looked down, his son was nowhere to be found.

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  • Magazine Article

    A Spirit-ed reunion

    Six months and 60 miles later, lost Labrador Spirit finds her way home.

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  • Training/Event

    Keeping Cats in Homes 5 Steps Shelters Can Take to Increase Cat Reclaims

    The Humane Society of the United States

    In this archived webinar, we’ll examine both human and feline behaviors that prevent lost cats from returning home. Shelter professionals will learn five steps they can start taking today to improve cat owner reclaims and decrease intake.

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