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Lost & Found Friday – June 13, Craigslist is a danger to lost pets

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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. https://www.facebook.com/LostFoundOhioPets

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: Craigslist is a danger to lost pets

There are many places on the Internet to network lost or found pets, and Craigslist has become one of the places people turn to. Unfortunately, it has also become perhaps the most common place for people with bad intentions to prey on pets and their owners.

Lost & Found Ohio Pets reports that some of the people who have posted pets on their page and also on Craigslist have told of various unpleasant experiences. There are sadistic people who call to say the pet is dead; there are people who call pretending to be the pet's owner, but when pressed for proof, cannot provide it. There are many people with bad intentions who use Craigslist as a and will say almost anything to claim a pet.

  • Some people claim "found" animals only to flip the animal, listing it as “adoptable” for a “a rehoming fee”.
  • Bunchers gather free animals on Craigslist via found ads and free-to-good-home ads, and sell the animals to a class B dealer, who in turn sells them to laboratories for experimentation.
  • Animal abusers looking for victims will claim found pets or free-to-good-home pets because it is anonymous and there is no accountability or screening process like regular shelters and rescue groups provide.
  • Dog fighters claim found animals and “adopt” animals from free-to-good-home ads to use as bait to blood fighting dogs.
  • Backyard breeders and puppymillers will answer posts of found animals that are not spayed and neutered and the former family dog will spend the rest of her life as a caged, malnourished, unloved breeding machine.

All of these terrible possibilities can befall a lost pet before their family can find them.

AnimalsVote.org is running a new campaign to boycott Craigslist and to petition Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster to ban animal ads on his site.

If you have listed an animal as “found” on Craigslist, always ask for proof of ownership from people who claim it is their animal.

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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To view all recent articles, simply click Ariel Wulff highlighted in blue at the top of this article - a full listing of articles will be shown. You can also follow Wulff on Twitter @yelodoggie

LOST: "Nala", South Euclid
LOST: "Nala", South Euclid Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Nala", South Euclid

LOST: May 25, South Euclid / Cuyahoga County. "Nala" is a 7 year old female yellow dog...looks like she might be a yellow lab. Contact: 216-235-9307

LOST: "Autumn", Glenmoore
LOST: "Autumn", Glenmoore Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Autumn", Glenmoore

LOST: May 10, Glenmoore /East Liverpool - Columbiana Cty. "Autumn" is a long haired light colored male tabby. He has cream boots and long white whiskers. One ear is slightly bent. Contact: 330 843-3531 text or talk.

FOUND: Tortoiseshell, Fremont
FOUND: Tortoiseshell, Fremont Lost & Found Ohio Pets

FOUND: Tortoiseshell, Fremont

FOUND: 6/1/14 in Fremont, Ohio (Sandusky County). Female tortoiseshell found in a locked storage unit at the N. Town Storage in Fremont, Ohio. She is litter trained, sweet, underweight, gets along with gentle dogs and kids. I INSIST on possible owners having a steady income and able to provide her a stable and permanent home. Or if you are her owner...Please leave me a message if interested. My email is dmshimer2@gmail.com

FOUND: calico, Yellow Springs
FOUND: calico, Yellow Springs Lost & Found Ohio Pets

FOUND: calico, Yellow Springs

FOUND: 6/1/14, Yellow Springs, Ohio (Greene County) Female Calico kitten was found on Hyde Road, near new covered bridge in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She is approximately 8-10 weeks old and appears to be healthy, friendly with people, litter trained but needs her family back. Please contact: lindenteri@yahoo.com

LOST: "Myles", Columbiana
LOST: "Myles", Columbiana Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Myles", Columbiana

LOST: 6/2/14, Columbiana, Ohio (Columbiana / Mahoning Cty). Myles is big but just a puppy. He is friendly but afraid. He broke his lead and took off near Friend St. If you see him, please call 330-831-8909.

LOST: "Romeo", Obetz
LOST: "Romeo", Obetz Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Romeo", Obetz

LOST: June 2,  Obetz, Ohio (Franklin Cty.) Romeo was last seen on Revolutionary in the Williams Creek subdivision (south side, near Obetz, Ohio). He is a Shar Pei He is friendly but extremely skittish around strangers. Please do no approach or he will run. If seen, please call 614-489-9890 or animal control Thanks you!

FOUND: Male Rottweiler, Warren
FOUND: Male Rottweiler, Warren Lost & Found Ohio Pets

FOUND: Male Rottweiler, Warren

FOUND: 6-2-14 Warren, Ohio (Trumbull Cty) Large male rottweiler found on Summit St. Bridge, Warren. Contact: 330-675-2787, if you have info regarding this dog. Pound is full!

FOUND: red pit bull, Uniontown
FOUND: red pit bull, Uniontown Lost & Found Ohio Pets

FOUND: red pit bull, Uniontown

FOUND: June 2, Uniontown / Stark County. Red pit bull or pit bull lmix found on Midway Street. Not chipped. Approximately. 3 yrs old. Contact: 330-805-1305

LOST: "Daisy", Mount Vernon
LOST: "Daisy", Mount Vernon Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Daisy", Mount Vernon

LOST: 6/2/14 Mount Vernon, (Knox Cty) Our female Daschund mix Daisy, went missing in Mount Vernon and was last seen near Highland Apts. She is wearing a pink collar with tag. If seen please contact: 740-504-3089 email: charliebrownx2@yahoo.com

LOST: longhaired buff cat, Mansfield
LOST: longhaired buff cat, Mansfield Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: longhaired buff cat, Mansfield

LOST: 6/4/14 Mansfield, Ohio (Richland Cty) Neutered male longhaired buff cat Lost near Foundation Academy School on Caldwell Street. If you have seen this cat call 859-608-4244

LOST: Chihuahua, New Albany
LOST: Chihuahua, New Albany Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: Chihuahua, New Albany

LOST: June 4, New Albany / Franklin Cty. Female chihuahua missing from Central College Rd. just east of Harlem Rd. across from the Gramercy Apartments. She only weighs about 4 lbs and is black with brown around her eyes and cheeks. Someone thought they saw an older woman pick her up.. Contact Lindsay: 740-644-6362

LOST:  "Roxie", Dresden
LOST: "Roxie", Dresden Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Roxie", Dresden

LOST: June 8, Dresden / Muskingum Cty. "Roxie" is a 10 yr old female golden retriever missin gfrom near 16 and Spease Rd. She is wearing a collar iwth tags. She is missing some hair on her side and needs special meds. Contact: shearerjl@yahoo.com.

LOST: "Skittles", New Albany
LOST: "Skittles", New Albany Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Skittles", New Albany

LOST: June 2, New Albany / Franklin County. "Skittles" is a young Sun Conure missing from the Windsor sub division. If you see him Contact: 614-634-1331.

LOST: "Chewie", Green
LOST: "Chewie", Green Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Chewie", Green

LOST: June 9, Green/Uniontown -- Stark Cty. "Chewie" is a male Shih Tzu missing from Heckman Rd. & Kreighbaum between Mayfair and Canton Rd. He is wearing an OSU collar and an invisible fence collar. Contact Missy if spotted or found: 330-354-7409

FOUND: black cat, Howard
FOUND: black cat, Howard Lost & Found Ohio Pets

FOUND: black cat, Howard

FOUND: 6/2/14 Howard, Ohio (Knox Cty) Black intact male cat has been found in Apple Valley, on King Beach Dr., Howard, Ohio. He seems to be a house cat and is very friendly. Please message or call me at 740-225-6048

LOST: "Sarah", Mercer County
LOST: "Sarah", Mercer County Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Sarah", Mercer County

LOST: June 7, Mercer County. "Sarah" is a female black lab/terrier mix escaped during fireworks at the local festival. She is medium sized, black all over with a white blaze on her chest. Wearing an orange collar. Contact: 419 795 3608

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

LOST: "Buddy", Uniontown

LOST: 6/7/14 Uniontown, Ohio (Summit County). DEAF DOG ALERT!!! Boxer, neutered male, who is deaf, was last seen on Route 619 and Rt. 91, E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road and Mayfair Road. Buddy is a white boxer. He does NOT have his collar on. Please call: 330-620-4052. Email: terri1359@yahoo.com

FOUND: terrier, Findlay
FOUND: terrier, Findlay Lost & Found Ohio Pets

FOUND: terrier, Findlay

FOUND: June 10, Findlay / Hancock Cty. This cute little guy was found on Washington Avenue. If he is your dog or you know where he belongs, contact: 419-788-6403

LOST: "Achilles", Mendon
LOST: "Achilles", Mendon Lost & Found Ohio Pets

LOST: "Achilles", Mendon

LOST: 6/8/14 Mendon, Ohio (Mercer Cty) Rednose Pit Bull, male. Achilles is a neutered male pit that went missing in Mendon, Ohio and was last seen on Rt. 127 and Dutton Road. Achilles is tan with a white chest. He does NOT have on a collar. If you or you know where he may be contact: michaelbaldauf89@yahoo.com OR TELEPHONE: 419-790-9682

FOUND: Akita, Atwater
FOUND: Akita, Atwater Lost & Found Ohio Pets

FOUND: Akita, Atwater

FOUND: 6/2/14 Atwater, Ohio (Portage Cty) Male dog wearing a red collar was found running Stroup Rd. in Atwater. He is waiting for his owner to locate him. Please share or contact me if you know where he belongs.
Email me at:
Phone: 330-357-1737

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