Instructions – how to be posted – please read before sending your ad!

I’m hoping to provide a good tool for reuniting lost and found pets with their owners. Send the information on the pet you’ve lost or found to petluckblog@gmail.com with a picture (jpeg) if possible and any details, and I’ll publish it for you here. Please be clear as to the text and contact information you want published, and please send the information in text, not image format, I don’t have time to retype it!! I’ll need, of course, the closest address to place it on the map. (a postal code works really well) I also highly recommend subscribing to your post once published, so that you’ll receive any comments left for you without delay, as they cannot always be forwarded. The form to subscribe will be found just underneath your ad. To access it click on your ad title. (If your notice hasn’t been published within 24 hours, I didn’t receive your message!) Also, please note that your posts stay up until I’m updated !

I also wanted to provide some useful tips as well as links to places that you might also think about listing. As well as putting up posters and checking shelters there are many places to list and not everyone’s familiar with them all. Please feel free to send me any useful links that I might have missed. You’ll find them on the tips and links page. I’m hoping that the site will stay as up to date as possible, and that even if you’re posters are down and listings dropped down further on the classifieds sites, your pet will stay on the map until you’re hopefully reunited.

The only thing I ask in return for this service is that you please keep me informed if you find your pet, or found the home of the animal you took in (just send me an email!). It’s important that the blog be as up to date as possible for it to be most effective. I can’t stress enough how important it is that the attention is completely focused on those still in need. And besides, I’d love to know how things turned out, as would many of my readers! over the years I’ve come to realize just how valuable the happy endings are in helping people to stay positive. And if you think the site is worthwhile and want to see it continue, please consider donating the price of a cup of coffee, your support is much needed.Thanks!

IMPORTANT : On the links page I have included those to city shelters. The Montreal SPCA has a blog where they post their strays, including pets being held by the people who found them.  Berger Blanc, started to publish their strays (July 14th, 2011). Laval is now covered by Auberge Zen, you’ll find their strays posted here.  On the South Shore, A.M.R. has a page for their strays and les Services Animalières de la Rive-Sud publishes their strays here. But it’s still very important to physically go and check the shelters. Animals are often only kept for 3-5 days depending on their age, condition, and time of year, and if unclaimed they are then either euthanized or put up for adoption. For various reasons your pet might not end up at the shelter serving your area, so check all. It’s not enough to call them. Even if your pet has tags this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be notified. It’s best to act as though your pet didn’t have any identification when conducting your search. And please realize it could be many months before your pet shows up !

*** Please do not submit your ads by comment !!

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Any information concerning the animals listed should be given directly to their owners, through their contact information listed on their posting. Comments can’t be forwarded. Thanks !

8 Responses to “Instructions – how to be posted – please read before sending your ad!”

  1. Petluck says:

    Les commentaires sont maintenant fermés sur ce poste.
    Les soumissions par commentaire ne seront pas approuvées. Comme mentionné dans les directions, svp les envoyer par courriel, merci !

    Comments are now closed on this post,
    Submissions by comment will not be approved. As mentioned in the instructions, please send by email, thanks!

  2. nathpat says:

    Merci! Merci pour vos encouragements lorsque nous avions perdu nos deux chiennes Daysie et Taz! Vous vous souvenez de ces deux petites beagles joyeuses et pleine de vie!! Nous les avions perdus le 14 juillet 2009. Sans perdre espoir de les revoir un jour, le 9 février 2010 nous avons reçu un coup de fil nous annonçant qu’on avait retrouver les deux chiennes saine’n’safe à presque 2 heures de routes de notre maison! encore une fois un gros merci pis lâchez surtout pas votre si bel effort pour la communauté à laquelle vous tenez si bien à lcoeur

    • Petluck says:

      Bonjour !! Oui, c’est certain que je me souviens de votre Daysie et Taz! Quand les gens se découragent, c’est à votre histoire que je pense souvent ! Merci pour vos gentils mots! J’espère d’avoir plusieurs belles histoires comme la vôtre, (mais sans l’attente peut-être) ! :)

  3. consuelo says:

    I click on a picture (there are no captions) and I just get a picture and a button to click on the next 10 pictures, but I don’t get information on that particular cat. I suggest you also had cats/dogs lost by neighborhood so people can easily navigate there and see if a cat they have found has been reported missing. The map as is right now isn’t much help at all.

    • Petluck says:

      Hi
      Thanks for your comments. If you click on the picture there is one link to click on the next in the series, and a caption with link under the picture that goes to the posting. Sorry if it’s not clear.
      I use post tags to identify neighbourhoods. I’m not sure why the map doesn’t help, as the flags show a picture of the missing pet, and also link to the post? Please feel free to elaborate! If it’s not working for you please let me know!
      thanks!

    • Isabelle says:

      Consuelo,

      Maybe you didn’t think to click on the + sign on the map to zoom in?

  4. Plateau says:

    This is an excellent idea, not to mention a very sweet thing to do. I only hope this site gets a lot of promotion through word-of-mouth, blog posts (maybe even something on CBC radio?) so people are all looking/posting in the same place when it comes to lost and found pets. Good luck!