This is a very good article with a fair and just opinion on trapping laws in Nova Scotia:
“Thank you for everything you do for the lost dogs of our Province. The world needs more people like you. Thank you, Leah”
This is a note that appeared on my car before Christmas. My car has NS Lost Dog Network magnetic bumpers stickers all over it. I’ve been meaning to share this with all of you as I believe the kind thoughts in this note belong to all the members of the Nova Scotia Lost Dog Network. Every time you share the information on a lost or found dog you are bringing it that much closer to home. This doesn’t work due to one persons efforts, but because all of us care and share. And the more of ‘us’ there are, the more dogs that will be reunited with their families. We would love to hit 10,000 “Likes” by the end of our 2nd Anniversary Month long celebration, January 31, 2013. Please take a moment and talk to folks about us, share our info and ask them to join us in Bringing Missing Dogs Home. Thank you to “Leah” who left that note, it made me burst with pride in our Network.
Thank you Janet Young, from Reigning Cats and Dogs Blog, for sharing with your readers the news of our 2ND Anniversary… we are so excited to be celebrating and hope to reach 10,000 Likes on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NSLDN) by the end of our Anniversary Month! Thank you to all our followers for making NSLDN work and reach over 1000 Happy Endings!
What do you think lead to Remy being Home, Safe n’ Sound?
It was combination of posters and your site.
A couple spotted him last night in their parking lot and this morning and thanks to your website contacted me which got us back on the right trail.
Where did he spend the night?
We found where he spent the night, a nice little indent of him in a pile of leaves in the same place.
What was your plan then?
So a few hours after that spotting I was putting up posters in a major way around that area.
This lead to another sighting being reported:
I got a call from someone a block away that had just spotted him and called me thanks to the posters.
What happened when you arrived?
He was I saw him and he ran!
How did you proceed?
Thank god for the SNOW!!!!! I followed his tracks to a closed in back yard. and was able to use bags of soil they had to block the gap (so he couldn’t escape).
How did you approach him this time?
I got down on the ground and let him come to me. And a nice couple that had spotted me let me into their apartment to get him warm and get him calm before we tried to go home.
So you read the links we provided?
The getting low thing I read from your site and it helped – it honestly did. And he ran from my wife and I a total of 4 times while he was gone. It really hurts when he did it, but I understand now that it wasn’t because he hates us or anything like that, he had got free, he was excited and scared and nervous, and not because he doesn’t feel loved, its just his instinct. Soon as I got low though he get low as well and kinda crawled toward me and then attacked my face with his tongue. But the more excited we acted at first, when we couldn’t contain ourselves when seeing him, just scared him off. You really do have to control your own instinct in order to theirs.
Thank you Katie and Tom for sharing, we are so happy that Remy is home where he belongs.
The Canning Gazette: January 2012
Lost Dog? NSLDN can help
R ecently, you might have noticed a sign outside a home on the 358 to Scotts Bay. It announced that the owners were missing a couple of hus-kies from their home. What a huge relief it was when a local man, Greg MacLellan of Scotts Bay, found the dogs and was able to help reunite them with Lydia, their worried owner.
Although th e lost dog sign was help- ful in letting people know there were dogs missing from Lydia’s home, one of the tools that also helped bring the dogs home was the Nova Scotia Lost Dog Network. This group of volunteers has been operating for just over a year, helping to find lost, stolen, or otherwise missing dogs and get them back to their owners. Equally importantly, they let people in the Network know when a dog has been found. How often do we see signs on bulletin boards, looking for a lost pet, and the sign has been up for months while the pet has since been found? It’s hard to know which to keep an eye out for.
The Nova Scotia Lost Dog Network harnesses the power of the Internet as a means of sharing information. As its founders, Ann and Heather Morrison and Janet Chernin, realized, the Internet is a great way to spread information, and to track missing animals.
The organization relies on Fa- cebook, Twitter, and its website at Ns.lostdogNetwork.coM, to share infor- mation about missing dogs around the province. And, as the successes that scroll through my Facebook Feed, and the experi- ences of the happy Husky owner can prove, the system works! Although per- sonally, I’m not a dog person, but as the owner of a number of beloved cats, I know how much any com- panion animal or pet means to those who love their animals. I can well imagine how upset Lydia was when her girls went missing, and I was so very glad to find out they were safely back home.
Even the most caring and responsible of owners can have escapees. Dogs can break leashes, gnaw their way out of kennels, jump over fences designed to keep them in, any number of other misadventures.
The NSLDN helps to spread the word about missing animals, keep their statuses updated, and ultimately sees many lost ani- mals reunited with their owners. In their first year of operation, they saw 470 dogs find their way home again. And that, dear friends, is a very good thing.