Don’t Let Your Pets Go “AWOL”
Pethub created Lost Pet Prevention Month in July 2014 to give per parents focused, in-depth resources, tools and strategies for preventing the loss of a pet, as well as advice for getting
them home quickly if they go ‘AWOL'(Absent Without a Leash).
“July is the perfect month to highlight this issue,” said Lorien Clements, PetHub’s Director of Marketing. “July 5th is historically the busiest day in shelters due to pets displaced because of fear of fireworks and large celebrations. Summer I travel is also in full swing, increasing potential lost pet situations.”
According to the National Council of Pet Population Study & Policy and the National Humane Society, a family pet is lost every two seconds in North America. The organizations also report
that more than 10 million pets are lost each year and one out of three pets will be lost during its lifetime. However, only one in 10 pets is found.
These statistics are daunting so PetHub started a national conversation and education capmaign to increase awareness of the lost, stolen and/or missing pet epidemic. To read more about how you can keep your pet safely at home and what to do if your pet is lost, visti PetHub’s Website.