UPDATE: Found!! Beagle Mix, Tilly, Missing from Bloomingdale

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“Dear PoPville,

Our beagle mix Tilly went missing around 1st and Seaton Pl NW today at noon while out walking with her dog walker. She is about 30 lbs, brown/red with white markings on her face, chest and feet. She is about 1 year old and responds to her name, but is probably really, really scared right now, so if someone sees her it is likely best to call us at 301-807-6679 or 703-585-8373.”

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  • I’m so sorry to hear this and will keep eyes and ears open during my walks. Can you tell us who the dog walker is that you used? What happened?

  • while you are looking for her have a friend post her on this FB for free……………….https://www.facebook.com/LostFoundDogs.VA/

    also on craigslist under lost and found …………also check CL for found pets

    Here are tips I send out to all

    Put up hundreds of flyers in plastic sleeves with the open side facing down You can buy them at Costco or staples

    Very important to send out to all list serves Harper flyer asking them to post on Facebook and forward

    Post on Craigslist right away Also look on craigslist under found dogs

    Have volunteers go in person to the various shelters and personally ask to see the dogs brought in

    Check http://www.petharbor.com

    Irene

    Janet who is did searching for her lost dog Havoc has been using dog tracker Lost Pet Professionals and is STILL using them ….Jordina is the tracker who she recommends
    http://www.k9pi.com/sightings_journal.html…..

    Lost and Found

    VA:
    Alexandria City – 703-838-4774
    Arlington Co. – 703-931-9241
    Fairfax Co. – 703-830-3310
    Loudon Co. – 703-777-0406
    Prince William Co. – 703-792-6465

    MD:
    Anne Arundel – 410-268-4388
    Baltimore County – 410 – 833-8848
    Prince Georges Co. – 310-499-8300
    Montgomery Co. (links directly to lost report form) – 240-773-5960
    Howard Co. – 410-313-2780
    Frederick County – 301-694-1546
    Ft. Meade Veterinary Treatment Facility 301-677-1300

    DC:
    District of Columbia (Shelter operated by Washington Humane Society) – 202-576-6664

    There are many websites where you can list your missing pet.

    Help me find my pet
    Missing Pet Network for VA MD,Washington DC
    Other resources that you might useful:

    Missing Pet Partnership
    Brandywine, MD Bulletin Board
    Accokeek, MD Bulletin Board
    The Sherlock Bones Service
    The Lost Dog Database
    Missing Pet Network
    Tips from helpinganimals.com
    Tips for finding lost cats
    If you have lost an animal:

    1) Take immediate action! While an animal may come home on its own, the sooner you act, the more likely you are to find your pet.

    2) Do a thorough search of your house and property and then of the neighborhood. Call your pet’s name and alert your neighbors. For lost cats, be certain to check roofs and trees and look again in the early morning when the streets are quiet.

    3) Make up lost posters with a current photo of your pet and your day and evening phone numbers.Provide posters to your neighbors, the mail carrier garbage collectors, meter readers, and the newspaper delivery person. Place the poster in stores, gas stations and laundromats — any place where people living within a several mile radius are likely to see it. Talk to neighborhood children and children at the closest school – children always notice a new dog face running around.

    4) The first day the animal is missing call the local animal shelteror animal control agency and file a lost report. Ask the shelter how to contact the government agency that picks up animals who have been killed on the streets and highways. While it is difficult to face the possibility that your pet may have been hit by a car, it is better to know the truth than to worry for weeks about the welfare of your friend.

    5) On the second day, extend your search beyond the immediate neighborhood. Send copies of the poster to all area shelters and make a personal visit to as many shelters as possible. People may describe the same animal differently, so do not rely strictly on phone contact. Ask the shelter staff to show you any sick or injured animals, not just the ones available for adoption.

    6) Call all of the local veterinarians and send them copies of your poster.

    7) Advertise in the newspaper for several weeks and check the found ads every day. Be certain to inquire regarding any possible matches, not just the likely ones. You can also place lost/found ads on the local radio and cable television stations.

    8) If you find your pet, please inform the shelters and veterinarians and take down your signs from the neighborhood.

    Lost & Found Dogs – DC Metro Area We will share (post scheduled). TAG YOURSELF IN OUR POST (not this post) so you are notified by FB when someone comments. To tag yourself, click on the photo in our post, and tag yourself as you would do on your personal FB page.

    Our lost dog tips follow. Click *see more* to access all of the info. There’s a lot there but these things work. so come back to them again as needed. QUICK RESULTS: Do a quick check of our wall, Craigslist (lost/found and pets sections) back to day your pet went missing and check animal control right away. In Fairfax County, you can make an online report athttp://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/…/lost-found-animal-report…, and follow up with a phone call and emailed photo. Go to animal control IN PERSON at your first opportunity. Mistakes happen in Intake, so don’t rely on a phone call. Please keep us posted. Just post right on the wall if any updates or if you want us to send out again. Let us know when you are reunited, so we can close the case. Tag yourself on the alert that we send out and monitor it, so you see all the comments. Be sure your FB notifications are set to get notified. See our lost dog info below.

    IMPORTANT: **If microchipped, be sure to put an alert on the microchip number right away and verify that they have current contact info. If chip isn’t registered, call and register it asap. Call anyone associated with any tags, like vet who gave rabies shot.** The following are the top suggestions that work to reunite families with their pets:

    (1) Immediate area: Search everywhere! Under deck, in shed, under bushes, in garage, in barn, in woods (esp near water sources) etc. Put out food/water/scent items from family (worn clothing, like t-shirts, socks) in the area the dog went missing and monitor it. Especially late night/early am, because dogs often return when it’s quiet. Go door to door in the area lost with flyers to ask people to check property/keep an eye out. Talk to children in your neighborhood; often kids see a loose dog and don’t realize it is lost. Use neighborhood resources like listservs, facebook pages, yahoo groups, etc. Let mailman, lawn services, dog walkers and others who work in the neighborhood know your pet is missing, get them flyers.

    (2) Notify animal control in your county/city AND ALL SURROUNDING COUNTIES. Need to get them a photo and check shelters IN PERSON every few days. This should be the first call you make, but calling is not enough. You need to go look at all the dogs in person and often. Ask to see all dog, even those injured/kept elsewhere. They often take time to get there and they don’t hold strays for long.

    (3) ADS: Craigslist ad with photo in Lost and Found section (and Pets section, if you can change title should let you post). Search L&F, Pets, Free sections daily/refresh ads often. Place a lost dog ad in local newspapers.and

    (4) OTHER FB PAGES: There are FB pages specifically for lost/stolen/found Yorkies, Pit Bulls, Golden Retrievers, etc. You might want to also post on the page specific to your dog.

    (5) Contact local vets, get them a flyer. Can get a list of contacts for vets/shelters/rescues here: http://search.lostpetusa.net/search.aspx?find-help=true.

    (6) Lots of flyers (100+) with a (color) photo posted in the area lost, at intersections and at places people meet (like coffee shops, grocery stores, gas stations, pet shops, vets, etc. Start in immediate area and expand quickly to a minimum of 2 mile radius. Can protect flyers from elements by using a plastic sheet protector turned upside down and then hanging flyer (buy at Staples, etc). Keeps rain out.

    (7) Can try doing a http://www.findtoto.com robo call alert (we have a discount code for this, think it is 10% off, use facebook10), which does blast phone calls to neighbors with your lost pet’s info. Cost depends on number of calls. Can also try using a pet tracker with a tracking dog. We can provide you with names if needed. Best to use both services in early stages or right after a sighting. Other companies offer robo call services for lost pets, just google (pet amber alert, lost my doggie, etc). We have other tips posted on our wall if you run out of ideas. In all cases, do your research when dealing with any lost pet professional, especially one that contacts you or advertises on Craigslist. Good luck!

    MORE INFO
    Quick action plan here: http://www.granitestatedogrecovery.com/Lost-Dog-Quick

    See tips on creating large signs on the link below. Put those at intersections. Also see the same Missing Pet Partnership website for other ideas, like tagging the car or intersection alert.http://missingpetpartnership.org/recoverytips.php

    TRACKING SERVICES
    There are several tracking services in our area, including Pure Gold Pet Trackers There are several tracking services in our area, including Pure Gold Pet Trackers (http://www.puregoldpettrackers.net).

    STOLEN DOGS
    More info here. http://lostdogsofwisconsin.org/…/very-few-dogs-are…/

    Other info here http://public.homeagain.com/stolen-pet-what-to-do.html

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