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July 08th 2017:Lost Pet Prevention and Recovery

We don’t ever want to think of our pets getting lost. We may even make excuses that our dog never leaves our side or our cat is too fearful of leaving our home. However, the sad reality is that many pet’s go missing every year and they don’t always make it back home. July is Lost Pet Prevention Month and today’s show we are going to focus on companies, products, and organizations that tackle the lost pet problem, including our very own sponsor PetHub. Keep your furkid close and be sure to take lots of notes.

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Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold left Microsoft to start PetHub.com in early 2010. “I wanted to combine my passion for 20 years of software development with my love of animals and know that I’m making a difference in my lifetime,” he said when asked why he left the software giant. After his cat went missing in 2009 (re-united two days later), Tom learned that once an animal goes missing, less than 2% of cats and 18% of dogs ever get back to their families (source: ASPCA). In just two years, PetHub.com had returned over 400 companion animals with 96.8% of them home in under 24-hours, and 35% home in under 4-hours. “Many pet owners didn’t know their pets were missing yet when they received PetHub’s phone call or
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Kat Albrecht

Kat Albrecht is a former police detective, bloodhound handler, search-and-rescue manager, and founder of Missing Pet Partnership. Since 1997, Kat has worked to develop community-based lost pet services using innovative recovery techniques including forensics, behavior analysis, and search dogs trained to track lost pets. In 2005, Kat launched Missing Animal Response training, the first-ever online pet detective academy, where she trains lost pet recovery volunteers and professional pet detectives from around the world. Kat is the author of two books: Pet Tracker: The Amazing Story of Rachel the K-9 Pet Detective and Dog Detectives: Train Your Dog to Find Lost Pets. You can learn more about
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Debby Hartten

Founder & now Project Manager Debby Hartten launched Generation Wags as the outgrowth of a personal passion. That journey continues to expand to continually unfold the diverse issues contributing to pet homelessness and related topics within our society. She believes that “you can’t fix what you don’t know.” So began her journey to learn about and share with others the challenges AND opPETtunities before us to address the crisis of pet homelessness.
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