Lost Pet Services
In the News
Read, listen and watch different stories about our organization and how we have reunited thousands of lost pets in the Manatee and Sarasota County areas.
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“That’s the goal: to be the one place people can go to, so that no pets fall through the cracks.”
Photo Credit: Chris Lake
Lost Pet Services, Inc., a local nonprofit, has donated a microchip scanner to the Parrish Fire Station to help reunite lost pets in the north Manatee County area. This is the second scanner the local nonprofit has donated to local first responders. Lost Pet Services (LPS) also donated a microchip scanner to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department.
Spanky, an eight-year-old shih tzu mix, finally back home after missing six years thanks to having a microchip that was kept up to date.
SRQ Magazine - By: Brittany Mattie
After missing for almost six years, Spanky was finally reunited with his family thanks to having an updated microchip.
On June 8, local nonprofit organization, Lost Pet Services, Inc. received a report of a found dog. The team sent out a volunteer with a microchip scanner to see if they could identify him. Thankfully, Spanky had a chip that still had updated owner information inscribed.
“Everybody will say when a cat’s long lost, well it couldn’t be that far away, but he obviously was found in Ohio probably by someone who moved here. He somehow got away from those people and was found again by someone else as a stray. She kept him for a few weeks as far as I know,” said Patty Giarrusso, president and founder of Lost Pet Services.
Tampa Bay Newswire - 1/2/2018
Lost Pet Services, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reuniting lost pets in Manatee and Sarasota counties, successfully reunited over 1,800 lost pets with their owners during 2017. Lost Pet Services operates through its Facebook group, Lost and Found Pets 941 and its website. Beginning in 2013, the organization has reunited thousands of local pets with their families.
We generally like to share our happy stories but sometimes we learn through the sad ones. This is one of those. It is our hope awareness will help save more pets in the future.
Phillip Sherry's dog, Maple, got spooked by fireworks and went missing. Sadly, she was hit and killed by car. Lost Pet Services, Inc. wants everyone to understand that fireworks are terrifying for not only dogs but also veterans suffering from PTSD.
A missing cat will be reunited with his family from Ohio after missing for more than five years. Jericho Blu was found 1400 miles from home five years after he went missing thanks to a microchip. Although the chip information needed a little researching, Lost Pet Services located the family and made arrangements for its return.
Bradenton pizza shop, Brancato's Brick Oven Pizza, helps Lost Pet Services spread by word about lost by by letting pet owners post their pet's flyers on pizza boxes.
Lost Pet Services was so thankful to be able to share the wonderful news that Jerry was found and returned home safe after missing 467 days right in time for Christmas after going missing during Hurricane Irma.
People love their pets and want to keep them safe. Sometimes they need help. That's what we're here for.
Patty Giarrusso, President of Lost Pet Services, Inc hosts a weekly radio podcast. Let's Talk Pet combines educational resources and feel-good stories each week with the main focus on lost pet recovery, pet retention, safety, health and training. Featuring dog, cat and wildlife experts weekly.
Suncoast Pet Magazine - March 2017
Read about how Lost and Found Pets 941 and Lost Pet Services came to be in the March 2017 Edition of Suncoast Pet Magazine
SNN Feel Good Friday - March 31, 2017
Watch SNN's Feel Good Friday segment about Lost Pet Services, Inc. which aired 3-31-17