Losing a pet can be incredibly stressful and upsetting. In some states, the risk of your dog being put to sleep are high if the dog is found by the police or animal control.
Luckily, there is a wide range of charities and organizations around to help you with finding your lost dog, avoiding the awful alternative scenarios.
Here are some awesome organizations across the US helping to bring lost pets home:
Austin Pets Alive
Austin Pets Alive is an organization that has saved thousands of animals since they formed just over a decade ago.
The organization rescues animals that are often put to sleep in shelters because of health or behavior issues.
The charity also helped Austin to achieve a no-kill status in relation to seized animals.
Best Friends Animal Society
The society works to save pets who may be otherwise killed in local authority shelters. The center also works against discriminatory laws against certain breeds of dogs.
Lost Dogs Of America
LDOA has lots of volunteers working for them who help increase the chance of lots of pets being found and reunited with their owners.
Kansas City Pet Project
Homeless pets are saved from kill shelters and given a second chance by this organization. This not only gives the original owners longer to find their pets, but it ensures the animal has a better chance at a new life if the owner is not found.
The Humane Society Of The United States
The organization helps thousands of animals every year, including lost pets, and wildlife too. They work to educate the public and to help to prevent animal cruelty countrywide.
Helping Lost Pets
Helping Lost Pets provides a totally free database where every pet that is both lost and found can be listed.
Missing Animal Response
The organization is not for profit and partners with animal welfare agencies to reunite pets with owners. The organization has a strong hand in education, helping develop lost pet programs in shelters.
Dogs overlooked by shelters find themselves at this organization who works with breeds that can be avoided by other places.
Animal Friends Of The Valleys
The organization works to save animals in California. Not only do they save animals but they work to offer educational services, spaying, and neutering to low-income households.
ASPCA (American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals)
The ASPCA provides a wide range of educational resources to help owners avoid losing their pets. The society is also well known for being the lead in anti-cruelty outreach in America.
The Animal Foundation
The charity is based in Nevada and works to welcome in over 30,000 animals every year into their huge property. The charity also offers low-cost spaying and neutering services.
American Kennel Club
The AKC does a lot across America in all different areas of dog welfare. However, when it comes to lost dogs, they are specifically the largest non-profit pet ID and recovery service provider in the country. Since 1995 they have been helping pet owners to be reunited with their pets using ID, pet recovery specialists who work round the clock, and by recovering over half a million lost pets.
Michelson Found Animals Foundation
The foundation works to ensure pets remain in the care of their owners. They do this by offering free microchipping to shelters and rescues. The organization believes microchipping is the key to helping animals avoid being lost forever if they go missing.
Hopefully, knowing that organizations like those above are working hard to ensure your pet stays safe has helped you feel that there is help out there should your pet go missing. For tips on preventing your pets going missing, take a look at this handy article.