RecoveryPets.Com Helps Recover Lost PetsWritten by Thaddeus Collins
Making our lives better includes protecting our families, and also included in this category is family pet. This once wild animal has become an integral part of modern family, and there are many laws devoted to stopping abuses to pets. What is lacking in modern family is proving a means to recover family pet, if they should ever become lost. Ensuring that a lost pet will be returned to its owners should be a number one priority, because loss of a family pet can be a very devastating time.
Fortunately there are organizations that provide services to increase chances of recovering a family pet if they should ever become loss. One such company that combines pet identification tag and Internet is RecoveryPets.Com, they provide a service that assigns pet a unique tracking number, and a web page on their site. This page includes a complete pet description, a photograph of pet, and up to ten contact numbers or email addresses. So if a stranger finds pet, they can quickly identify owner by entering unique tracking number on website and contact information will be displayed.
Ginger Gets a New HomeWritten by Gary Nugent
Ginger (a.k.a. "Redpuss") is a half-ginger, half white, 12-year-old tom who suffered some bad health problems last year, including cat flu, 6 rotten teeth (with accompanying toothache) and associated chronic infection, a septic lip, ear mites, skin allergies and a heart murmur. His story is documented at Help Save Ginger page (http://www.just-pet-cats.com/help-save-ginger.html), if you'd like some background information. You may have already read my previous article about him and how a number of generous people donated funds to cover his vet bills.
While his health problems were sorted out, finding a new home for him has proved to be something of a problem. Neither friends nor family were in a position to take him in for two reasons - he's a cat-flu carrier (and my vet was insistent that Ginger should not go to a house that already has a cat) and his age (people are too worried that an ageing cat just means big medical bills down road). Notices stuck up in supermarkets, libraries and vet clinics didn't get a single reply. Neither did putting appeals in classified ads papers.
I contacted a few catteries to see if they could offer any leads I could follow up on. While they couldn't suggest anyone to place cat with, they suggested contacting an animal shelter who didn't euthanise unwanted animals. Unfortunately, when I contacted them, they told me they only now dealt exclusively with dogs (apparently there'd been unholy war between cats and dogs when they catered for both). They advised me to contact local Cat Protection Association through their webpage.