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Lost & Found Friday – July 4, Summit County license campaign underway

LOST: "Beast", Columbus
LOST: "Beast", ColumbusLost & Found Ohio Pets

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.

This week: Summit County license campaign underway

If you follow the Cleveland Pets Examiner, you have read about the importance of licensing your dog. Unfortunately, many dog owners are still choosing to ignore the law, putting their dogs at unnecessary risk. A dog license is your dog's ticket home if it gets lost. It not only protects your dog if he is picked up by animal control, but the license fee funds the County kennel and helps care for the dogs that are not as lucky.

Summit County has begun a license campaign to try to get dog owners to comply with Ohio law. Workers are going door-to-door in Stow, Macedonia, Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Green, and Springfield Township and hanging door flyers with information about registering.

An estimated 133,000 dogs live in Summit County, but this year, the County reports that only 38,000 licenses have been sold. Some dog owners think that a license is an unnecessary expense. Some think that their dogs will never get lost; but 1 in 3 dogs will go missing during their lifetime. Being licensed ensures that if they are picked up by animal control their owner can be found. When 3 to 4 million pets are killed in shelters across the U.S. every year, the cost of a license is a small price to pay to keep your pet from being one of them! Additionally, the funds collected for licensing are used to operate the County Kennel. Animals in underfunded kennels are euthanised in greater numbers, because there's not enough money to care for them.

All dogs are required to have a new license by January 31 every year, and can be fined double the cost of the license if it is purchased after the deadline. Summit County is waiving the fine for people who follow the instructions on the door flyers and license their pets now.

A dog license is an easy way to increase the chances of reclaiming a lost pet.

Please be sure to view past Lost & Found Friday articles for a host of great tips for finding your lost pet.

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LOST: "Beast", Columbus
LOST: "Beast", Columbus Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Beast", Columbus

LOST: 6/18/14 Columbus, Ohio (Delaware/Franklin Cty) "Beast" a Siamese/mix neutered long haired cat, 7 yr. old, has been missing for 1 week from the Olentangy neighborhood, North of Lazelle Rd., East of 23, West of the railroad tracks and South of the cemetery. If seen or found, please contact Doug at: (614) 483-8283 PLEASE SHARE!!! THANKS!

LOST: "Buddy", Geneva
LOST: "Buddy", Geneva Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Buddy", Geneva

LOST: 6/25/14 Geneva, Ohio (Ashtabula Cty) "Buddy" went missing in Geneva on 6/25. He should have his registration tag on him. If you see him and know who may have him please contact: 440-218-0371

LOST: "Suko", Clintonville
LOST: "Suko", Clintonville Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Suko", Clintonville

LOST DOG: 6/21/14 Clintonville, Ohio (Franklin Cty) Male mix breed, missing. "Suko" went missing in the Clintonville neighborhood on Sat. He was wearing a beaded collar when he ran off. He's light colored, short haired. Please spread the word and find "Suko" If you have seen him or know who may have him email:
Lucas.bronick2012@gmail.com

FOUND: terrier mix, Pickerington
FOUND: terrier mix, Pickerington Lost & Found Ohio Pets

FOUND: terrier mix, Pickerington

FOUND: 6/24/14 Pickerington, Ohio (Fairfield Cty) Terrier / mix, male found chasing cars up Rt. 256 (Hill Rd.) in Pickerington on 6/24. He's a very sweet and well behaved boy. Do you know where this cutie belongs? If so, contact: (928)-642-5747
PLEASE SHARE ...

LOST: "Harley", Urbana
LOST: "Harley", Urbana Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Harley", Urbana

LOST: June 24 Urbana / Champaign Cty. "Harley" is a 10 yr old female chocolate lab, approximately 60 lbs, missing from teh North end of Urbana. Contact: 937-869-1443

LOST: "Neville", Marysville
LOST: "Neville", Marysville Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Neville", Marysville

LOST: June 25, Marysville / Union County. "Neville" is a male black and white medium haired terrier missing from Bear Swamp and Benton Rds. He is very timid. Contact: 704 575 6426 or email melanieahunter@gmail.com.

FOUND: mixed breed, Barberton
FOUND: mixed breed, Barberton Lost & Found Ohio Pets

FOUND: mixed breed, Barberton

This male dog found 6/27/14, Barberton, Ohio (Summit Cty) has now been taken to the Humane Society of Greater Akron. Contact: (330) 487-0333

FOUND: 6/27/14, Barberton, Ohio (Summit Cty) Boxer / Pitt ? mix, male. Found on the west side of Barberton. Please help find this sweet boy's home. If you know where he belongs contact Karen Brake on Facebook or phone: 330-604-3983
PLEASE SHARE.

LOOSE DOG: Cleveland
LOOSE DOG: Cleveland Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOOSE DOG: Cleveland

LOOSE DOG ALERT ! 6/27/14 Cleveland, Ohio (Cuyahoga Cty) German Shepherd spotted on West Boulevard. He would not come, seemed injured, back legs are weak. He's thin and scared. Animal Control was called.

FOUND: shih tzu, Bucyrus
FOUND: shih tzu, Bucyrus Lost & Found Ohio Pets

FOUND: shih tzu, Bucyrus

FOUND: 6/9/14 Bucyrus, Ohio (Crawford Cty) Shih Tzu / mix, female. She weighs 11 lbs. and came in as a stray on 6/9 in Bucyrus. She is a friendly little girl who has been well taken care of.
If you know where she belongs contact: The Humane Society serving Crawford County at 419-562-9149

FOUND: coonhound, Bucyrus
FOUND: coonhound, Bucyrus Lost & Found Ohio Pets

FOUND: coonhound, Bucyrus

FOUND: 6/2/14, Bucyrus, Ohio (Crawford Cty) Coonhound / mix. male. This boy has been given the name "Duckman" at the Humane Society. He is a stray and is in excellent shape and is well socialized. If you know where this dog might live, please contact : 419-562-9149 Humane Society Serving Crawford County.

FOUND: maltese, Cleveland
FOUND: maltese, Cleveland Lost & Found Ohio Pets

FOUND: maltese, Cleveland

FOUND: (Early June), 2014, Cleveland, Ohio (Cuyahoga Cty) Maltese, male approximately 6 - 8 yr. old was found in the (Old Brooklyn) area in early June. He was wandering into the Archmere and Fulton Ave. intersection. He is quite blind from cataracts and has no collar or microchip. He is a very sweet dog. Please help find his owners by sharing. Contact: 567-278-2691

LOST: black cat, Manchester
LOST: black cat, Manchester Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: black cat, Manchester

LOST: June 26, Manchester / Summit County. Male longhaired black cat missing from the Nimisila Reservoir area. REWARD. Contact: 330-608-4855 if  you know where he is.

LOST: "Barney", Shaker Hts.
LOST: "Barney", Shaker Hts. Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Barney", Shaker Hts.

LOST: June 25, Shaker Hts / Cuyahoga Cty. "Barney" is a male black cocker spaniel who slipped his harness and went missing from his trial adoption home. Contact: 216-440-5626

LOST: sheltie, Ashtabula Harbor
LOST: sheltie, Ashtabula Harbor Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: sheltie, Ashtabula Harbor

LOST: June 26, Ashtabula / Ashtabula County. Female sheltie missing from the Ashtabula Harbor area. Contact: 440- 474-2238 if you know where she is.

FOUND: Chow, Pickerington
FOUND: Chow, Pickerington Lost & Found Ohio Pets

FOUND: Chow, Pickerington

FOUND: 6/29/14 Pickerington, Ohio (Fairfield Cty) Black CHOW found in Pickerington near Tussing and Highland Park. Found on 6/29. If you know where this beautiful Chow belongs please contact: 740-497-0828
or email at: brittany.spain@ymail.com

LOST: "Myah", Marion
LOST: "Myah", Marion Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Myah", Marion

LOST: 6/29/14 Marion, Ohio (Marion Cty) English Mastifff, female went missing from E. Farming Street area in Marion on 6/29. If you see "Myah" or know where she is please call or text: 740-262-2446 PLEASE SHARE!!

FOUND: Springer, Boardman
FOUND: Springer, Boardman Lost & Found Ohio Pets

FOUND: Springer, Boardman

FOUND: 6/29/14 Boardman, Ohio (Mahoning Cty). Springer / Black and white mix found in Boardman, on 6/29 and wearing a yellow collar with rainbows. If you know where this dog belongs please contact the Boardman Police Department: 330-726-4144
PLEASE SHARE.

LOST: Chihuahua, Akron
LOST: Chihuahua, Akron Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: Chihuahua, Akron

LOST: 6/28/14 Akron, Ohio (Summit Cty) Chihuahua, neutered male, no collar, white with tan and 5 lbs. went missing from North Hill Area of Akron on 6/28. Please, if you see him or know who may have him, contact: Oscar or Kathie at 407-516-4740 or 407-567-8857
PLEASE SHARE

FOUND: pit/lab mix, Columbus
FOUND: pit/lab mix, Columbus Lost & Found Ohio Pets

FOUND: pit/lab mix, Columbus

FOUND: 6/28/14 Columbus, Ohio (Franklin Cty) Found pit / lab mix, male near Smith and Fairwood, south side Columbus. Please call 614-256-1999 if you know where it belongs. PLEASE SHARE

FOUND: boxer, Canton
FOUND: boxer, Canton Lost & Found Ohio Pets

FOUND: boxer, Canton

FOUND: June 28, Canton / Stark Cty. This beautiful intact male boxer was found off Wipple by Belden. Wearing a blue collar. Contact: maddiekay83@yahoo.com if he is your dog or if you know where he belongs.