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 and to view past Lost & Found Friday articles for a host of great tips for finding your lost pet.
Today's Tip – Which breeds are most likely to go missing?
You will sometimes hear someone say that a certain breed of dog is a “runner”. What exactly does that mean? Most times, they are talking about the likelihood of the dog running away whenever the opportunity presents itself; whether that be in the form of an open gate, a door held open a little too long, an open car window, or a slipped collar or leash. Dogs were bred for different jobs, so there are some breeds that are a little more likely to run off, but that's because humans have bred them to accentuate certain attributes. Beagles are a good example. They were bred as hunting dogs, and are revered for their excellent sense of smell. Unfortunately, the very thing that we bred them for is the thing that increases their likelihood of running off when given the opportunity. A beagle will pick up a scent and quickly forget about everything else around while following it. Lost & Found Ohio Pets reports that a considerable percentage of the animals that are posted via their service are beagles. The top ten breeds seen most often on their page are :
The data suggests that the popularity of Labradors, German Shepherds and Pit Bulls may be more responsible for the quantity of displaced pets of those breeds rather than any breed specific trait.
However, when it comes to the call of nature, no breed is more likely than another to become lost while in search of a mate. Remember to spay and neuter your pets, to make them less likely to roam.
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.
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LOST: "Squeekie", Washington Courthouse
LOST: April 8, Washington Court House / Fayette Cty. "Squeekie" is a neutered male white dsh with orange markings and a tabby tail. He is missing from Eastern Ave. He is an inside cat, but has all his claws. Contact: 937-763-4341 or 740-505-4270.
FOUND: black Pomeranian, Cleveland
FOUND: April 16, Linndale / Cleveland - Cuyahoga Cty. Black female pomeranian found in the street on Memphis. Seems to be older. Not wearing a collar. Very friendly, hyper. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOST: "Shorty", Columbus
LOST: April 11, Columbus / Franklin Cty. "Shorty" is a 2 yr old female gray and white tabby missing from Marion Village. She is petite and has green eyes. She was wearing a pink collar with a tag. She is very talkative and very feisty. Will come to kitty treats. Contact: 9378387577
LOST: "Lillie", Johnstown
LOST: April 17, Johnstown / Licking Cty. "Lillie" is a 9-1/2 yr old female black dsh. missing from her family's new home. She doesn't know the area and is strictly an indoor cat. Contact: email@example.com or 260-602-6406.
LOST: "Salem", Elyria
LOST: April 14, Elyria / Lorain Cty. "Salem" is a sleek black neutered male dsh.He is an indoor cat. Contact Angela: 440-346-3447 (talk or text)
LOST: "Sweetie", Ansonia
LOST: April 2, Ansonia / Darke Cty. "Sweetie" is a female brown and white colllie/lab mix missing from the Rossburg area. Contact: 937-467-9308
LOST: "Felix", Coshocton
LOST: April 18, Coshocton / Coshocton Cty. "Felix" is a 1 yr old male gray tabby/ cheetah print missing from Southlawn Ave. He is tailless. Contact: 7402944419 and 7406107350
FOUND: black lab, E.Sparta
FOUND: April 18, East Sparta / Stark Cty. Male black lab found in Canton South/East Sparta area. Wearing a collar. Being held by the Stark County dog Warden. Contact: 330.451.2343 if you think this may be your dog.
FOUND: Shepherd Mix, Mogadore
FOUND: April 18 Mogadore / Portage County. Intact male dog found. Nice temperament. Looks like a shepherd mix of some kind. Contact: 330-628-0139
FOUND: orange tabby, Columbus
FOUND: April 19, Columbus / Franklin Cty. Adorable male orange tabby found in Olentangy Village. He is very friendly, obviously someone's pet. Contact: 814-758-3878
LOST: beagle/hound mix, Cleveland
LOST: April 19, Cleveland / Cuyahoga County. Beagle / hound mix, orangish and brown missing from the Tremont area. Contact: 330-221-6753 if you know where this dog is.
LOST: Brown/White pit bull, Akron
LOST: April 19, Akron / Summit County. 4-5 month old female brown and white dog (possible pit mix) missing from Firestone Park area. Contact Dustin: 330.400.0795
FOUND: mixed breed, Zanesville
FOUND: April 19, Zanesville / Muskingum Cty. Very sweet female dog wearing a red collar but no tags found on Cooperville Rd. Possible aussie mix or setter mix. Contact: 724-464-4488
LOST: yellow lab, Norwich
LOST: April 7, Norwich / Muskingum County. This Yellow Labrador is missing. No further information available. Contact: 740-252-7519 if you have seen this dog or know where it is.
FOUND: red mixed breed, Cleveland
FOUND: April 19 Cleveland / Cuyahoga County. Red mixed breed dog found on the West Side. Possible pitbull / retriever mix. Contact: 440-665-9728
LOST: "Ziggy", Upper Arlington
LOST: April 19. Upper Arlington / Franklin Cty. "Ziggy" is female silver tabby dsh missing from near Kenny and Reed roads. She weighs about 6 lbs. She is chipped. Contact Home Again: 888-466-3242.
LOST: "Tinka", Findlay
LOST: April 19, Findlay / Hancock Cty. "Tinka" is a spayed female Chihuahua missing from National Champion Equestrian Complex on US 224. She is very thin, but healthy. White with tan/brown spots on her back. Contact: 702-340-6724
LOST: "Princess", Columbia Station
LOST: April 18, Columbia Station / Medina County. "Princess" is as female 12 yr old min pin. She is not chipped and not wearing her collar. Contact Shawn: 440-748-2419
FOUND: husky, Bellville
FOUND: April 20, Bellville / Richland County. This Husky was found. No further information available. Contact Chris: 419-610-5030 if you know where this dog belongs.
FOUND: Pit bull or mix, Mansfield
FOUND: April 21, Mansfield / Richland Cty. Male brindle and white pit bull or mix picked up as stray. He is chipped, but info is not updated. He is being held at the Richland County Pound. They are calling him "Blaze". Contact: (419) 774-5892
LOST: "Buddy", Columbia Station
LOST: April 13, Columbia Station / Medina Cty. "Buddy" is a tan and black terrier. He weighs about 50 lbs. Not wearing a collar. Contact Christine: 440-465-4039
Lost: female yorkie, Columbus
LOST: April 11, Columbus / Franklin Cty. Female Yorkie missing from Pauline Ave and Attwood Terrace. Contact: 614-263-6144 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LOST: "Sophie", Kent
LOST: April 20, Kent / Portage Cty. "Sophie" is a female gray tabby missing from on Rte 59 behind Flynn Tire. Not wearing her collar . She is very talkative. Contact: 330-968-4564, or (330)554-9219