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Lost or stolen dogs literally break the hearts of those who love them. Take for instance Shintaro, a male German Shepherd that went missing on Tuesday, January 28th near Winfield and Warrenville Roads in Winfield. According to the Wheaton Patch, Shintaro is also listed on the Lost Dogs Illinois Facebook page.

Dogs represent a big part of a dog lover’s life. Many times a dog is the other half of its human counterpart.

You have heard of the human-canine bond? Well, it is strong and when broken can wreak havoc in the life of the one left fending for themselves. This works both ways as the dog is just as upset as the human if the human gets lost or is taken away from the dog by sickness or death.

So, it is great that such social media sites as the Lost Dogs Illinois Facebook page exist to help reunite the loved ones back together. This Face book page is representative of the 501 (c)(3) organization that it displays on the site. The organization is a No More Homeless Pets Network Partner.

Their goal is to reunite the dog with their human by utilizing their pre-established network of volunteers and dog advocates. (See http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/) The company has a four-prong initiative that it follows. That mission is this:

1.To educate & empower owners with resources and tools to assist them in locating their lost dogs.

2.Provide finders of lost dogs with resources to facilitate more reunions with owners.

3.Reduce the number of "strays" in shelters and animal control facilities.

4.Educate the public on keeping their dogs safe.

Since they are a non-for-profit organization, the Lost Dogs group is run entirely by a group of volunteers. They provide no cost resources to help people recover their beloved canines. They know that time is of the essence, so they react quickly, posting lost dog signs on Facebook since it is a vehicle that many people use frequently.

The more people that know about them, the better off everyone, including local rescue organizations and shelters will be. It is also the hope that dogs will be safer due to their efforts. No one wants to lose their dog and feel the despair associated with not being able to find it or find it once it is too late.

In effort to help locate Shintaro, please read the following put out by the Lost Dogs Illinois Facebook page:

Lost! #Warrenville #IL (Winfield Rd. & Warrenville Rd.) Shintaro - Male German Shepherd. Call 630-803-5785. Emailbbarigs@gmail.com if seen or found. Scared/Confused. Please do not call or chase - may cause Shintaro to run in fear. 4-6 Yo , 67 Lbs. Black & Brown Black muzzle ears & tail two shaved spots on cheeks because of cuts that have been recently treated by vet. Microchipped. Dupage County. 60555. Missing 01-28-2014. af

If you have any information, or have sited Shintaro, please let them know. It will be greatly appreciated!

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