A Little About Our Organization
Jackson Browne, beloved dog of Patty Giarrusso
Lost Pet Services, Inc
Lost Pet Services began as a Facebook group, Lost and Found Pets 941 (Lost Pet Services) , when its Founder, Patty Giarrusso, lost her two dogs, Jackson Browne and Rocko. Thankfully, they were found safe and she then embarked on a mission.
That mission has led to this organization being the largest, most active lost and found organization in Manatee and Sarasota Counties area covering Sarasota, Bradenton, Palmetto, Parrish, Ellenton, Venice, Northport, Myakka and areas beyond. The group reached 37,000 members in July 2021 and grows by 100s of new members every month. They have successfully reunited 1,000s of local pets with their owners.
Patty, together with her team, works around the clock helping people all over the community reunite with their pets.
The board members at Lost Pet Services, Inc., in partnership with LostFoundPets941, includes, from left to right, Patty Giarrusso, President & Founder of the nonprofit organization and Facebook group; Terry Creamer , Jim Giarrusso. and Jenifer Funk.
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. in 2017.
The long-term goal of Lost Pet Services is to help reduce the number of pets/strays brought into our overcrowded local shelters by offering free microchips and free ID tags, medical funding for injured strays and owned pets if the case arises, support for those in the community having financial difficulties with shelter reclaim fees and educational resources and supplies throughout our community.
We work in conjunction with local animal shelters, police departments, veterinarian offices, and rescue groups to reunite lost pets and get them home safe with the main objective of keeping loved family pets out of our over-crowded shelters.
During 2019, Lost Pet Services has funded over $22,000 in medical help for strays and owned pets who were injured while they were lost. In 2020, they helped with 87 pet medical cases funding over $29,000 in medical care.
We have also donated microchip scanners to our local police, fire departments and volunteers who help in their community.
Patty lost Jackson late in 2016 to old age and Rocko in December 2017 to cancer. She honors their memory here and in her logo.
Jackson Browne & Rocko - to whom Lost Pet Services is dedicated
Lost Pet Services, Inc. is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Our goal is to help reduce the number of found pets/strays brought into our overcrowded local shelters.
To accomplish this we offer free microchips and ID tags as well as free microchips to reunited pets at local shelters, emergency vet care for injured strays on a case-by-case basis and we help owners who are financially struggling with shelter fees.
MAKE "HOME SAFE" HAPPEN
Lost and Found Pets 941 (Lost Pet Services) has reunited 1,000s of lost pets with their owners.
With your generous support, we can continue to help more lost pets by offering additional services.
Donating is more than just time or money, it's the peace of mind knowing you're helping lost pets find their way home. Our group makes "home safe" happen.
All donations are tax deductible.