The Internet used to reunite lost dogs with their owners

The Internet has many uses, and now one of those uses is reuniting lost dogs with their owners, thanks to Newark and Sherwood District Council. The Council is using a website that has been setup with a view to finding the owners of lost dogs.

The council is believed to be the first local authority in the area to use the Internet for this purpose.

Local councillor Nora Armstrong stated:

Hopefully by making these photographs available online we can reunite missing or stray dogs with their owners as quickly as possible. Checking the website will also save people time when it comes to tracing their missing pet.

Dogs currently found on the streets are held for a week in a bid to locate their owners, but now using the Internet any dog that has been found will have its picture uploaded to the website in under 24 hours of being found.

Dogs who’s owners can’t be traced will be rehomed by the council. If you’re in the Newark and Sherwood area and you’ve lost your dog recently you’re advised to call the council on either 01636 655571 or on 07808 003152. You can also see the dogs that have been recovered online here: newark-sherwood