The Lost & Found Friday column networks displaced pets from Ohio areas north of Columbus. To see pets lost and found all throughout the state of Ohio, please visit Lost & Found Ohio Pets on Facebook.
Please be sure to view the photos and details in the list attached to each article.
If you have lost your pet or found a stray animal, please contact the Cleveland Pets Examiner or Lost & Found Ohio Pets with all of the information. The more information the better! Be sure to include date missing, area last seen, pet’s name – age – breed – and other distinguishing characteristics. Don't forget to provide contact information and a photo.
Today's Tip: don't let privacy concerns stand in the way of finding your pet
Lost & Found Ohio Pets recommends that if you are a person concerned about Internet privacy, you will need to make some concessions if you are serious about finding your lost pet. The administrators of the page are very conscientious about their role in helping pet owners find their missing pets, and have had to make some changes to the page's policies for posting. L&FOP will no longer network animals where a Facebook profile page is the only contact, or Craigslist posts that only provide a Craigslist filtered email address.
One of the biggest hurdles in networking pets is when a pet owner (or stray pet finder) is reluctant to provide an email address or phone number contact. Some people are so concerned about privacy, they only want to provide their Facebook profile page for contact or an email address with a Craigslist filter.
Since establishing their lost and found service last year, the administrators say they have tried many times to reach people who ask to be contacted via Facebook messaging, and they have only been successful in getting a response about 5% of the time. Because of Facebook's privacy settings, if one Facebook user sends a message to another and they are not linked as 'friends', the message routes to the users 'other' folder – a folder that most Facebook users don't check, and that many don't even know exists. With Craigslist filters, if a post is removed for any reason, the avenue of contact is broken.
It's pointless to ask others to network your pet if you are not willing to make yourself completely accessible to receiving and providing information. L&FOP suggests that if you are concerned about privacy, it's simple enough to create an email address on yahoo or gmail for this purpose only, and delete the account after the pet is found.
Please remember, when a lost & found service asks you to provide information, it's because they want you to have the best chance of being reunited with your pet. L&FOP administrator, Annie Weddle, explains“We are trying to help you, so please help yourself by giving information and working with us.”
The lost and found pets that appear in these articles want to be reunited with their families, and their families are looking for them! Remember, the found pets here that end up in shelters will only get a three day hold grace period, and after that they can be euthanized! If you see a pet in the list that is missing from your area, please keep on the lookout, and please continue to share with your friends.
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FOUND: beagle, Mansfield
FOUND: Feb 18, Mansfield / Richland County. No collar or leash. Found near Ernesberger Rd. and Mansfield Lahm airport. Looks like a tri-color/blue tick beagle mix. Contact: 419-525-1300
LOST: "Stitch", Newark
LOST: Feb 14, Newark, Oh./Licking County Male boxer or mix, "Stitch" if you have any information regarding this dog please contact Jeff Wheeler 740-550-0769.
FOUND: cat, Columbus
FOUND: Feb 15, Columbus / Franklin Cty. Small gray and white cat, unsure of gender. Found on East Broad St. near Lancaster-New Albany Rd. Very affectionate and talkative. Contact Anna: 614-582-1369
FOUND: black & tan dog, Brunswick
FOUND: Feb 18, Brunswick / Medina County. Female black and tan hound found running loose on Rte 303 near Neura Park. Wearing a green collar. Contact Animal Control Officer Mike Kellums: 330-225-9111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LOST: yorkie, Indian Lake
LOST: Feb 3, Indian Lake / Logan County (near Bellefontaine) 6-year old male Yorkie. About 7lbs , black, tan, grey & white fur. Wearing a royal blue collar and blue & green sweater. Owners believe he has been sold and may not be in the Lake area anymore. THERE IS A REWARD for information leading up to his safe return. **If you know anyone that has recently purchased a Yorkie, please Call or text 419-236-7830 Photos show the dog with various haircuts.
LOST: "Trouble", Old Brooklyn
LOST: Feb 7, Old Brooklyn / Cuyahoga Cty. "Trouble" is a 7 mo old spayed female, declawed gray tabby. Contact: Abrowning847@gmail.com
LOST: "Sky", Shaker Hts.
LOST: Feb 14, Shaker Hts / Cuyahoga County. "Sky" is a female white GSD. There have been several sightings...one at the Shaker Hts County Club (Van Aken and Parkland?...that's what's reported, but the SHCC is at South Woodland and Courtland Blvd.) Sighting more recently at Belvoir and Fairmount. Sky is a very shy dog, newly rescued so doesn't know the area. Not likely to approach a stranger. Contact Allison: 216-314-7041.
LOST: "Mogli", Hilliard
LOST: Feb 20 Hilliard / Franklin County. "Mogli" is a chocolate cockapoo missing from around Davidson High School. Wearing tags and is microchipped. Contact: email@example.com
LOST: cat, Tallmadge
LOST: Feb 18, Tallmadge / Summit Cty. Small male tabby & white DSH cat, blind in one eye. (he looks like he's winking) Contact: 330 714 1843
LOST: "Molly", Akron
LOST: Feb 16, Akron / Summit County. "Molly" is a fawn female pug with a black face. She was wearing a pink and brown collar. Contact: 234-281-1778
LOST: "Sparky", Goodyear Hts.
LOST: Feb 20, Goodyear Hts / Summit Cty. "Sparky" is a White and brown wire hair terrier. Wearing a blue collar with rabie tag. Contact: 330-419-4514
FOUND: Pomeranian mix, Cleveland
FOUND: February 15, Cleveland / Cuyahoga County. Pomeranian mix dog found at West 80th Street & Lorain. Caller must provide gender and collar description. Contact: 612-810-0707
FOUND: beagle, Kenmore
FOUND: February 20, Kenmore / Summit County. Female brown & white (lemon?) beagle. She is wearing a collar, but no tags. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOST: "Morris", Reynoldsburg
*UPDATE* Feb 20 STILL MISSING LOST: Jan 22, Reynoldsburg / Fairfield Cty. "Morris" is a neutered male orange and white tabby. He was wearing a body collar when he went missing. He is 2 yrs old and very friendly and talkative. Missing from the area of Rickey & South St. by the Reynoldsburg Water Dept. Contact: Mike 614-207-3539
LOST: "Satch" & "Duke", Hartford
*UPDATE* Feb 20, STILL MISSING LOST: Hartford, Oh./Trumbull County near route 7 and Kings Graves Rd. Jan. 24th. Two dogs are missing, a Golden Retriever that has seizures and can only eat certain foods "Satch" and a Yellow Lab "Duke" if you have information please contact 330-720-5074.
LOST: "Casey", Columbus
*UPDATE* Feb 20 STILL MISSING. LOST: Jan 25, Columbus / Franklin Cty. "Casey" is a male yellow lab. He is a scared dog and takes daily meds. Contact Jeff: 614-745-5845
LOST: "Mishka", Lima
*UPDATE* Feb 20 STILL MISSING. LOST: Jan 26 Lima / Allen County. "Mishka" is a 13-1/2 yr old female Pekingese. Missing from Shawnee Meadows area. Wearing a collar with a smart tag. Needs medication. Contact Linda 419-236-5659
LOST: yorkie, Findlay
*UPDATE* Feb 20, STILL MISSING LOST: Findlay / Hancock County. Bloomdale area near N. Baltimore and Fosteria, Jan. 29 Male Yorkie wearing a green sweater. If you have information or have seen this dog please contact 419-308-1457.
LOST: "Halo", Younstown
*UPDATE* February 20, STILL MISSING LOST: November 10, 2013 Youngstown / Mahoning County. "Halo" is a female chocolate lab. Contact: 3304025549
LOST: "Trigger", Hanover, MI
LOST: Nov 6, 2013, Hanover Michigan (41 miles from the Ohio border). "Trigger" is a spayed female German Shepherd mix. Her body is ALL TAN. She has black on her face and the tip of her tail, but none on her back or sides. Not wearing a collar, but is microchipped. REWARD. Contact: 517-262-2360
LOST: "Carter", Painesville
*UPDATE* Feb 19 STILL MISSING. LOST: Jan 16, Painesville / Lake County. "Carter" is a male brown tabby & white dsh. He has a brown shaped heart on his side. He is very friendly. Missing from Southington off of Cedarbrook. Contact Melinda: email@example.com
LOST: "Baron" & "Rosie", Wooster
*UPDATE* Feb 18 STILL MISSING LOST: Jan 13, Wooster / Wayne County. 2 labs: "Baron" is a black lab with a white spot on his chest. He was wearing a black collar. "Rosie" is a chocolate lab and was wearing a pink collar. Baron has seizures and needs medication for it daily. He has been without it for more than a month. Missing from near Triway High School. Contact: https://www.facebook.com/miles.murray1
LOST: "Nina", Columbus
*UPDATE* Feb 20, STILL MISSING LOST: Jan 24, Columbus / Franklin Cty. "Nina" is a fawn female boxer mix missing from the Lockbourne and Marion area. Contact Jaslyn 614-668-1013