By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Jan. 28, 2012.
Every lost animal brought to any BC SPCA shelter across the province will automatically be posted for viewing online.
Owners can also create an account to post a free listing of their missing pet, which they can return to edit or remove at any time.
The missing animal posting will stay on the website for 14 days. It also includes the automatic generation of a “Lost Animal” poster, complete with the pet’s name, description, and the location where it went missing, and the guardian’s contact information.
You can also post information on the website if you have found a pet.
SPCA is hoping the new website will help owners reunite with pets.
“We know how traumatic it can be to lose a beloved pet, and we believe this exciting new online tool will dramatically increase the number of lost animals who are quickly reunited with their anxious guardians,” said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA.
Each year, the BC SPCA rescues more than 13,000 stray and lost animals, Chortyk said.
Many of these animals, however, do not have any form of identification linking them to their guardians. That makes it harder for them to be reunited with their families.
“Although we do find new loving homes for them, our first choice would obviously be to return them to their original family.”