COLUMBUS, OHIO (June 7, 2019) — Pet FBI (PetFBI.org) Executive Director Leslie Poole announced today that the 20-year-old Columbus-based organization has launched a database collaboration with HelpingLostPets.com. Together, the nonprofit service organizations offer a comprehensive listing of lost and found pets across the United States and Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Pet guardians who have lost a pet will now enter a report only once at either site and the information will automatically populate both databases. The larger and more comprehensive web-based information source will greatly increase the chances of reuniting lost animals with their families. It is always free of charge to post and search for lost or found companion animals through either organization.
Lost Dogs of America, an additional project collaborator, will lend their considerable Facebook reach outside of Ohio to share posts on their respective social media pages..The tenacious efforts of the combined Lost Dogs of America states’ volunteers, along with over 500,000 fans, have helped reunited over 100,000 dogs with their families since 2011. All services provided by Lost Dogs of America state organizations are free. Pet FBI’s Ohio Facebook page has more than 60,000 followers. The incredible social media reach created by this collaboration will enable more lost pets to be found safely.
“All of us at Lost Dogs of America are thrilled to see this next step in lost pet recovery,” said Kathy Pobloskie, co-director of Lost Dogs of America. “We hope to see the day when there will be one centralized lost and found database used by all organizations, shelters, animal control and/or stray holding facilities, police departments and vet clinics. This is a start and we welcome more organizations to get on board with our mission.”
Helping Lost Pets created their map-based lost and found database in 2010, serving the United States and Canada. Lost Dogs of America’s member states began using the database in 2014 and now combined with Pet FBI, the organizations will have seamless access to thousands of lost and found listings. The organizations will continue independent operations without changes.
Visit Lost Dogs of America’s website at www.lostdogsofamerica.org for free recovery tips and resources and a current listing of all participating state pages. Our Facebook page is Lost Dogs of America.