This just in! Dogster’s/Catster’s Together Tag has just launched a new Lost Dog Lost Cat section on its site which enables you to view lost cats and lost dogs in your area (as well as all pets in the system) and post their profiles via Twitter and Facebook to get the word out.
It takes only a minute or two to sign up your own pets for the service, and its absolutely free. Once youre registered, you can upload your pets photos, provide medical histories, your contact info, your pets Catster/Dogster IDs and more. If your dog goes missing, you can automatically create Lost Dog flyers to post in your neighborhood.
But dont wait until your best friend goes missing to create a profile. You can set up free profiles for all your pets now. This is especially helpful if you lose your pets during a fire, flood, or other disaster which keeps you from your home. Even if all photos of your pets are destroyed, youll still be able to create missing pet posters with photos from their online Together Tag profiles.
You can also purchase a premium pet ID tag from Together Tag that will enable anyone who finds your pet not only to contact you immediately, but to learn if your pet is on meds and get in touch with out-of-area contacts if you cant be reached. In the event of a natural disaster in which you might be unreachable, this could ensure that your pet receives medical attention or that a friend or family member can pick up your dog and keep him safe until you can be reunited.
(We send a grateful woof to Catster blogger Karen Nichols for providing us with much of the text about this important service.)