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Lost Dog Success Story from Sylvia T.

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Mr. Skeet, our 10-year old white Whippet, went missing from our back yard on November 20th. Our fence had been destroyed by several trees that fell during Hurricane Sandy, but the electric fence was still working. Skeet was wearing his electric fence collar, but broke through the electric fence anyway. Before doing so, he managed to get off his regular collar with ID attached. Bad news! How was anyone going to figure out where he belonged?

As soon as we realized he was missing, we combed the neighborhood calling for him and putting up 200+ lost dog posters. This didn't produce results, and it started to look as though Skeet had left the area. We called and visited animal shelters and put in lost dog reports, dropped posters off at vet clinics, etc. We also posted lost dog notices on CraigsList.com, FidoFinder.com, and several other Internet sites. Skeet had been gone four days and three nights in chilly weather, and hope was beginning to fade.

Then, within 24 hrs. of posting a lost dog notice on Fido Finder, we got an email from Fido Finder informing us that someone had found a dog that matched Skeet's description. The email provided the name and phone number of the person to contact. My heart jumped into my throat, and I could hardly dare to believe that Skeet had been found. We called, and sure enough, it was Skeet!!! A very kind couple had found him about 10 miles from our house just the night before. They had checked Fido Finder and found our Lost Dog notice.

Skeet was thin, had a few scrapes and sore paws, and was covered with ticks from being out in the woods. But he was alive! After a visit to the vet and a good bath, Skeet is happily at home again. But he won't be going outside alone until our fence is back up! Thank you Fido Finder for a happy ending to the story.

Sylvia T.