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When disaster strikes, pet owners can turn to social media help find lost pets

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Recently there was news about a 7+ earthquake in Indonesia.  Thankfully there was no real damage as a result of that quake unlike the one that ravaged the area a bit over a year ago.  While there is no good way to predict where a natural disaster is going to strike (and we have had our fair share in recent times) it is good to have a plan on recovering from one.

Today I came across an article on using social media after a disaster to help find lost pets.  There were some good tips that I thought I’d share with you:

The first thing is to have accounts set up on social sites such as Facebook and Twitter.  The reason is, if you need to get word out quickly, you’ll need to have friends and followers to get the word out to.

Next you will need to have pictures of your pets and have them posted on your facebook or Flickr, somewhere you can grab them that is apart from your home which may have been affected by the disaster.

And the third thing is to get the word out on your missing pet through social media avenues as soon as possible.  The longer you wait to ask for help in finding a missing pet, the bigger the chance something can happen to your pet.

In the article there were three heart warming stories, each with a happy ending, after the pet owner lost a pet and then found it again using social media.

Powerful stuff.

Here is the link for the article:


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