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Monday, September 03, 2012

Dog Found Near Lincoln Park

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Do you know this dog? He was found wandering around Lincoln Park at 11:30am on August 31st. Please call 267-231-7120 if he is yours.

6 comments:

tubbs said...

with a tongue like that, someone will totally be trying to claim that squinty eyed runt. Grrr.

Anonymous said...

He looks delicious.

caroline said...

Are you sure it's a boy dog? There have been signs all over the place for a similar-looking dog named Maggie. I hope it's her!

Anonymous said...

Please post this on "Lost & Found Dogs - DC Metro Area." Not only is that a good way to reach a broader audience, they are extremely knowledgeable and can tell you what steps you need to take to find the owner. Having found a couple dogs in this area in the last few years though, I'm familiar with the initial steps:

1. Check for microchip. I'm sure Atlas Vet on H Street would be happy to do this and to help check for other identifying marks.

2. File a found dog report with DC Animal Control (later, it is also helpful to take a photo of the dog to the shelter to post there). If you are able, I would recommend against actually taking the dog to the shelter in favor of caring for him yourself until you find the owner. As I learned the hard way with the first one I found, dogs do not have a long life at our DC shelter (only five days in most cases).

3. Make a Craigslist ad reporting a found dog and check reports of lost dogs.

4. Post the picture and description to the Facebook page "Lost & Found Dogs - DC Metro Area." Search that page for pictures and reports of lost dogs and advice and tips for finding owners.

5. Post flyers with photos locally and notify local vets (in our area, that would be Union Vet, Anacostia Animal Clinic, Humane Soc'y Clinic on L Street . . . there may be more up northeast-way that I'm not familiar with).

6. If you are able to keep the dog until you find the owner, the Humane Society has a walk-in clinic Tuesdays through Thursdays that does vaccinations and deworming at low cost.

7. There are a number of other websites and resources that you can tap into once you've covered these basics. Somewhere there is a heartbroken owner who will really appreciate whatever effort you can make to reunite them with their dog.

Anonymous said...

I went ahead and posted this for you on the Facebook page "Lost & Found Dogs - DC Metro Area."

I also e-mailed a Craigslist ad for a similar dog that has been missing for a year and directed the owner to your ad. Please see:

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/pet/3231205233.html

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