Did you know that one out of every five pets will “get lost” during their lifetime? According to the ASPCA®, approximately 15% of pets (cats and dogs almost equally) are lost each year. Sadly, very few of them are recovered at pounds. The national average for impounded stray animals making it home again is only 8.25%.
The ASPCA says that about 85% of lost pets are eventually recovered, but mostly because they return home (more common with cats than dogs) or are found by their owners while searching the neighborhood. It’s estimated that 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States, so the 15% that go missing is approximately equal to 11 and a quarter million pets!
Lost & Found Ohio Pets crunched their numbers for 2014, and found that around 1,337 pets were reported missing on their page during the year, and that they had been notified that about 504 of them had been found. Since many pet owners post their lost pets but fail to notify L&FOP when the pet is found, they report that they have a success rate of greater than 37.75%. They expect that number will increase as they do follow ups.
You can increase a pet’s chance of getting home again by sharing today’s list of missing pets on social media and with family and friends. The more people who view their photos and information, the better chances they have.
Today’s column features family pets who are missing in northern Ohio. Please take a few minutes to look at their photos and see if any are missing from your area. If so, please keep an eye out for them. To view pets that have been found in Ohio, please visit Lost & Found Ohio Pets on Facebook.
If you have lost your pet or found a stray animal, please contact the Cleveland Pets Examiner or Lost & Found Ohio Pets with all of the information. The more information the better! Be sure to include date missing, area last seen, pet’s name – age – breed – and other distinguishing characteristics. Don’t forget to provide contact information and a photo.
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LOST: “Linus”, Bath Twp.
LOST: Dec 2, Bath Twp/ Akron (Summit Cty) “Linus” is a male orange tabby, front declawed. Wearing a collar, but no tags. Contact: 330-475-6358
LOST: “Boo Boo”, Lorain
LOST: 11/29/14 Lorain, Ohio (Lorain Co.) “Boo-Boo” is an unaltered male Chow Chow mix who was last seen in the area of Pearl Ave. and 30th St. He is wearing a collar with tags. Please, if you see “Boo-Boo” call his name and clap, he will come to you. If you have seen “Boo-Boo” or if you know who has him, contact: 440-949-0580. PLEASE SHARE !!
LOST: “Scout”, Canton
LOST: 11/29/14 N. Canton, Ohio (Stark Co.) (Jackson Twp.) “Scout” went missing on Portage St. NW near Wales. “Scout” is a female with no collar and she is not chipped. Please, if you see “Scout” or if you know who has her, contact: 330-464-4552 or 330-324-3712 PLEASE SHARE!!!!
LOST: “Henry”, Lyndhurst
*UPDATE* Dec 5, STILL MISSING
LOST: 11/28/14 Lyndhurst, Ohio (Cuyahoga Co.) “Henry” is a neutered male, Beagle/mix, who was last seen in the Richmond Rd. and Mayfield Rd. area. “Henry” was not wearing his tags. Please, if you see “Henry” or if you know who has him, contact email: Auntkaren80@gmail.com or Phone: 440-225-3028
LOST: “Boy”, Columbus
LOST: 11/29/14 Columbus, Ohio (Franklin co.) “Boy” went missing near Easton / Morse Road in Columbus. “Boy” is a friendly male cat with front claws declawed. Please, if you see “Boy” or if you know who has him, contact: 812-309-4576 PLEASE SHARE!
LOST: “Sadie”, Warren
LOST: 11/30/14 Warren, Ohio (Trumbull Co.) “Sadie” is a female Cocker Spaniel / Shar Pei mix went missing on Kings Graves and Rt. 46 area of Warren. Please, if you see “Sadie” or if you know who has her, contact email: email@example.com Phone: 330-717-8816 PLEASE SHARE!
(a note from the admins: we’re not on board with this description, as we are not seeing any cocker spaniel or sharpei in this dog, but it’s what the owner provided)
LOST: Tortoiseshell cat, Hinckley
LOST: 11/30/14 Hinckley, Ohio (Medina Co.) Female cat, young, lost on Bellus Rd. near Meadow Dr. She is grey with tortoise shell markings and she has green eyes. Please, if you have seen her contact: 440-213-1266 PLEASE SHARE!
LOST: “Tony”, Freedom Twp
LOST: 11/29/14 Freedom Township, Ohio (Ravenna area) Portage Cty. “Tony” is a male dog missing from the corner of S.R. 303 and Nichols in Freedom Twp. Tony is wearing a blue collar with tag that has phone number on it. He is very friendly. Posting for friend. Please 330-509-0942 if seen or found. PLEASE SHARE!
LOST: small gray dog, Girard
*UPDATE* Dec 15. Sill missing
LOST: Nov 28 Girard ( Trumbull Cty) Little gray female dog lost in and around vintage village trailer park off of Belmont Ave. close to Vienna. Contact: 330 207 7486
(admin note: looks like she may be a possible shih tzu or brussells griffin mix)
LOST: “Milo”, Columbus
LOST: 11/17/14 Columbus, Ohio (Franklin Co.) “Milo” is a unaltered male Lhasa Apso mix, who was last seen on Petzinger Rd. and Wadsworth Dr. area near I-70 West / East. . “Milo” is wearing a collar with tag. He is tan and gold in color. Please, if you see “Milo” or if you know who has him, contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 614-237-6381
LOST: “Reggie”, Girard
LOST: 11/30/14 Girard, Ohio (Trumbull Co.) “Reggie” is a 14 yr. old senior that was last seen on Kline in Girard. “Reggie” is frail and can’t see well. Please help, if you see “Reggie” or if you know who has him, contact: 330-545-9434 or 330-719-5173. PLEASE SHARE!
LOST: “Nikki”, New Philadelphia
LOST: 11/29/14 New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuscarawas Co.) “Nikki” is a spayed female Pit Bull / Lab mix who went missing from Holmes Church Rd. and Henderson School Rd. area. She is dark brown with white chest and feet. Please, if you see “Nikki” or if you know who has her, contact by email: email@example.com or Phone: 330-447-0460 Please share!
LOST: husky, Bellville
*UPDATE* Dec 15, STILL MISSING
LOST: 11/30/14 Bellville, Ohio (Richland Co.) Female Husky / mix went missing in the Bellville area. She is a recent addition to the family and didn’t have a collar or chip yet. Please, if you see her or if you know who has her, phone or text: 419-565-0559 PLEASE SHARE!!
LOST: “Bo”, Canton
LOST: Nov 23, Canton (Stark Co) “Bo” is a young, male, American Bulldog missing from the Waco area. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-313-5934
LOST: “Alli”, Tallmadge
LOST: 11/30/14 Tallmadge, Ohio (Summit / Portage Co.) “Alli” is a female cat that went missing from Newton St. in Tallmadge. “Alli” is new in the neighborhood, from New York, so she doesn’t know the area. “**$200.OO REWARD** Please, if you see “Alli” or if you know who has her, contact: 1-317-696-7798 or 1-317-443-1413 PLEASE SHARE!
LOST: “JJ”, Canton
LOST: 11/8/14 North Canton, Ohio (Stark Co.) “JJ” is a male tabby / tiger mix cat that was last see in the Mt. Pleasant and Rolling Hill Ave. NW area. “JJ” is brown and white in color. Please if you see “JJ” or if you know who has him, contact email: email@example.com or phone: 330-354-4540. PLEASE SHARE!
LOST: 3 Presa Canarios, Toledo
LOST / STOLEN: 11/3/14 Toledo, Ohio (Lucas Co.) 3 Presa Canarios. “Prophet” is an adult male with collar and tags. “Amore” is a 10 mo. old female wearing a pink and black collar with hearts, and “Karma” is a 10 mo. old female wearing a pink and black collar with crowns. They are not wearing tags and they are not micro chipped. They went missing / stolen in the North Toledo. Please, if you know where these dogs are, or if you have seen them, contact Ray: 419-442-1155 or Sarah: 419-575-2623.
LOST: “Josie”, Zanesville
LOST: Nov 28, Zanesville (Muskingum Co.) “Josie” is a female min pin missing from the 40 West and Warner Ln. area. (mobile home park) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-252-3587
LOST: “Smokey”, Warrensville Hts
LOST: Nov 8, Warrensville Hts. (Cuyahoga Cty) “Smokey” is a young male mixed breed, jet black with gray undertones. Tail curls, black spots on tongue. Contact; Warrensville Heights PD / Animal Control or Keia at 216-258-9525 or Dan at 216-554-0229
LOST: “Princess”, Columbus
LOST: 11/23/14 Columbus, Ohio (Franklin Co.) “Princess” is a blue nose with white on face, female Pit Bull, who was last seen in the area of Abner Ave. and McGuffey Rd. on 11/23. She is not wearing a collar. Please, if you see “Princess” or if you know who has her, contact email: Mking4485@yahoo.com or Phone: 614-535-6790 PLEASE SHARE!!!