National Lost Dogs Awareness Day:
An auspicious day celebrated annually on the 23rd of April; National Lost Dogs Day aims to bring joy to families. Offsprings often wander on streets and get separated from their parents. This day is commemorated for spreading awareness about missing stray dogs finding their families, and reuniting.
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Why National Lost Dogs Awareness Day?
Parents are often scared about the fact that their kids might get lost in a crowded fair. We often hear announcements in crowded shows that they are an individual missing his child. Likewise, strayed puppies are either found stamped or get separated from their guardians.
Countless families look for their lost pets. After a while, some of them are left with little or no hope of finding them. 7 years ago, this day was announced to give these families some hope of getting back their loved ones. Not only are the lost dogs returned to their respective owners, but they also let new families adopt the left ones. Some people prefer not to take them back and give them up for adoption. The concept was accepted in major parts of the US. Wisconsin, Florida, Arizona, Minnesota. Texas, Colorado, New Jersey, Iowa, to name a few. Through social media and contacting certain reliable websites, the association gained popularity.
Considered as a pet holiday, dogs that are lost from around the streets and houses are collected every year. The program was first launched in the year, 2014. The all-volunteer organization has been held every year since then. There is completely no restriction or any eligibility criteria for participation. People from the neighborhood gather with a motive to find these homeless dogs and reunite them with their families.
Restraining pets from traveling around the house can make them aggressive and run away from their homes conveniently. It is better to take them for a walk once in the evening. Restricting their play zone can be a better option, instead.
How Can We Observe National Lost Dogs Awareness Day:
Usually, when a family loses their pets, they stop looking for them after months. National Lost Dogs Day is celebrated to remind people that not all stray dogs are homeless. In some cities, people install a microchip at their collars that make it easy for the owner to recognize their dogs.
The day can be celebrated in the following ways:-
- Put a buzzer: One can put a buzzer or a microchip at the collars of his or her pets, which are connected to the owner’s phone. If the pet goes around 50 meters of radius, it will alarm him that his pet has been missing. People can practice this activity on the day.
- Create awareness on social media: With the versatile use of social media, your dog is likely to be found. Making your posters or pictures with a unique identity of your pet viral on the internet will surely alarm others about your missing dog and will be returned to you safely in a short time. Putting awareness posters on social media using #NationalLostDogAwarnessDay can lift the spirits of many others.
- Holding fairs: Fairs can be a good place to form a gathering. Here, owners can bring their pets and participate in several events.
- Regular check: Give a regular check-up on your dogs as they might get scared or suffer from an emotional breakdown. This might let them run away or get captured.
- Flyers: Put flyers all around if your dog gets missing. If someone is not willing to take their pets back, call an adoption agency instead of banishing them from your residence.
Interesting Facts On National Lost Dogs Awareness Day:
Besides, there are some enticing facts to enjoy the day!
- The association was first founded by Susan Taney and Kathy Pobloskie
- Lost Dogs Of America(LDOA) was established in 2011 and later began to be celebrated as National Lost Dogs Awareness Day in 2014
- Almost 42,000 dogs found their owners and reunited with their families
- 150,000 civilians helped 21,000 dogs to get back to their families.
- LDOT helped a chihuahua, missing for months, get back to its owner without a scratch.
History Of National Lost Dogs Awareness Day:
The organization was first founded by Susan Taney and Kathey Pobloski. Susan was the director of Illinois, and Kathey was the director of Lost Dogs Of Wisconsin in 2014. More than 30,000 families benefited from the cause. Many pets found their families, and since then, the program is held every year.