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Lost Pet Services, Inc. is a highly dedicated group of volunteers dedicated to reuniting lost pets through its Facebook group and other social media. All of our services are free of charge. The success of the group and the overwhelming number of pets... Read more
Lost Pet Services, Inc. is a highly dedicated group of volunteers dedicated to reuniting lost pets through its Facebook group and other social media. All of our services are free of charge. The success of the group and the overwhelming number of pets who are lost and found led to the formation of Lost Pet Services, Inc. whose long-term goal will be to help reduce the number of pets/strays brought into our overcrowded local shelters by offering microchipping to reunited pets and offering ID tags initially. Future goals will include being able to offer emergency vet care for injured strays if the case arises, support for those in the community unable to afford spaying or neutering, temporary kennel care for strays and to help owners with financial difficulties with shelter fees.
Lost Pet Services, Inc. in partnership with Lost and Found Pets 941 (Manatee Sarasota) is a 12,000+ member-strong group that works day and night to reunite lost pets with their owners. The Lost Found Pets 941 group was created several years ago when its founder, Patty Giarrusso, lost her two dogs, Jackson Browne and Rocko. She then embarked on a mission. That mission has led to the LostFoundPets941 Facebook group which is now the largest, most active lost and found group in the Manatee and Sarasota Counties area covering Sarasota, Bradenton, Palmetto, Parrish, Ellenton, Venice, Northport, Myakka and areas beyond.
Patty, together with her co-Admins Tracy Ohlman, Katrina Cash and Terry Creamer, work around the clock helping people all over the community reunite with their pets. For the ones whose owners aren't found, the group works to find these animals safe, loving homes.