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Missing Dogs Massachusetts -Locate Your Dog
August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Free
Missing Dogs Massachusetts – Helping You Locate Your Beloved Dog
What do you do if your dog goes missing? Missing Dogs Massachusetts (MDM) is an all-volunteer, non-profit (donor funded) organization that works to reunite missing and found dogs with their families. MDM works cooperatively with animal control officers, rescues, shelters, law enforcement, and the media.
In 2016 we saw 850 dogs reunited with their families and our goal is 1,000 reunions for 2017.
When a canine family member goes missing, panic often sets in, and without direction, a search can seem overwhelming. MDM can provide an owner with no-cost methods to share their dog’s image and information, proven steps to follow, and when necessary and possible, the means and equipment to help bring their lost dog home.
MDM works through social media (Facebook & Twitter) to raise awareness of currently missing dogs, and dogs that have been found and are in search of their family. Be sure to like MDM on Facebook and take a direct role in sharing information and raising awareness about lost and found dogs in your area.
Education and outreach can help to lessen the number of lost dogs as well as hasten their return home. Working with rescues, new owners and underserved communities, MDM seeks to provide information and tools that will lessen the flow of “found” dogs that make their way into an already crowded shelter system. Loss Prevention education plays a vital role in keeping dogs safe and preventing the heartache, stress and expense of undertaking a lost dog search.
We will describe how we work (with the help of a great network of volunteers) with families to provide strategic guidance as well as physical assistance when needed.
We will discuss the equipment that we use, some of the myths regarding lost dog recovery, how you can help and will welcome questions from attendees.