You've lost your dog? See belowFido Lost Dog @ Gmail.Com
You found a dog? Go Directly To Found Pets & Adoption
E-mail your information including a pictures & contact phone number to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
(both one and the same). We often pick up and post these messages while
in the park via smartphone and resolve the situation quickly.
How it works...
We will e-mail some 400 FIDO members
for free, the majority of whom live within a few miles of Prospect Park
& Downtown Brooklyn. That's a lot of eyes and ears when it comes to
lost/found dog posters.
We also post immediately to FIDO in Prospect Park FaceBook where we're connected to local lost & found pet social media.While FIDO is not a rescue organization, per
se, we will do all that we can to help by posting updates for a reasonable length of time.
Note - There is no way to post your information directly.
Follow Up Tips Getting back your missing dog
Before you lose your dog...
Always have ID on your pet's collar at all times.
you lose your tags – replace them immediately! Don't leave them on your
"to do" list. Microchips are not infallible. Believe it or not the chip
in your dog's body may not match the chip number on the paperwork so
neither Home Again or ACC will have the correct registration
Important Lost Dog Tips
Additional ways to post a lost/found/stolen dogs...
Stolen dog - extortion over phone...
Brief word about lost cats...
80% of the time, a dog lost in Prospect Park attempts to head home.
fliers along your route with HUGE letters that people can see
from a car; BIG phone Numbers...
Posters should be neon colored poster boards that
really get peoples' attention.
the dog was lost
Where you enter the park - dogs often head home
Include a digital picture if you have one
All Contact information
Hate to say it but offering a reward may speed up the process. See below...
Local Adoption/Rescue Organizationso
Also post to:
Mayor's Alliance For NYC Animals
you know about the Mayor's Alliance for NYC Animals? Voulnteers scan
the internet looking to match up lost & found pet notices
File a lost pet report:
Lost & Found Pets in Brooklyn
Pet Amber Alert.com is a paid for service - contacts selective radius of neighbors depending on the price.
a police car/sanitation vehicle: even UPS and FedEx trucks and give
them your phone number in case someone finds your dog. They see posters
on their routes.
a posted reward does help get your dog back. Dogs stolen from parking
meters here in Park Slope have been held until a reward is posted -
it's a sad fact.
Not uncommon that someone will hold your dog until a reward goes up.
Their story will be that they bought the dog from a stranger and only
want their money back. If you feel that someone is extorting you for a
bigger reward, call the police. If you can make a case that you feel
"threatened" then they should help you right away - assign a detective
to the case. If the police seem not interested in helping you, then
call 311 with the date of the call, the police station called and the
name of the officer who refused to act. They will give you a complaint
number and someone WILL get back to you.
your dog is stolen and no one approaches you for a reward, then in all
likelihood the dog has been sold -- possibly just a few neighborhoods
over from where you live. Now is the time to pull out all the stops: go
to the press! Nothing like the glare of publicity to make someone put
pressure on someone to do the right thing/or rat on them.
Brief Word About Cats
dogs, cats who leave by the front door, generally don't go very far
from home but they may remain reclusive nonetheless: hanging out in
basement entrances; nearby construction sites or storage areas -- any
place where the hunting is good
For the cat that escapes into the back yards, posters all the way around the block really helps.