Monday, April 4, 2011

Amber Alert for Lost Dogs

Not long ago, I heard a neighbor calling out after her cat. The cat would reply, “meow!” but it seemed that it was not concerned about returning home. Dogs, on the other hand, are more responsive to their masters... but sometimes wander off and get lost or disoriented.

I have seen notices about lost dogs in my neighborhood. Typically, these are printouts or photocopies that have been taped to a mailbox or a signpost. With the sun beating down on them, the wind whipping them, and the rain washing the ink and toner away... it seems that some of these efforts are a waste of time.

But wait.  This is the 21st century, after all.  We have computer technology these days, right?

When I discovered that there is an amber alert system for people with a missing dog, I was surprised. I have seen and heard of these for children... but for dogs? That is great. And my neighbor who lost their dog likely jumped up and down with glee when their pet was returned.

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