Anybody who’s ever had a pet go missing knows the heartache that goes along with it. The worry and anxiety can make you sick. The feeling of helplessness is devastating. You can’t imagine feeling any worse…and then you get a phone call…
One Cleveland woman has been looking for her lost dog, since May 13. She has posted his picture and information on multiple social media sites and she checks the listings regularly. Two weeks after the black and white dog went missing, she received a phone call. The caller said he had hit and killed her dog, then hung up without providing an exact location or any further information. His number had been blocked, so she couldn’t call him back.
“My whole family was crying and my dad and I drove up and down the street with a blanket to bring our baby home in.” she wrote on the Lost & Found Ohio Pets Facebook page. But then she learned that several other people looking for lost pets had received similar calls.
Another local woman said she got a call from a blocked number at 11:30 one evening, from a man who said he reached down to grab her dog and she bit him so he shot her. The dog’s owner was frantic. The caller told her a parking lot where he was. although her husband wanted to go, she said no, because the caller had indicated he had a gun — so they called the police.
It is believed that the individual is trolling lost dog listings on Craigslist, because all the info he had about the dogs when he called was what had been posted there. Four people searching for lost pets have received the prank calls in the past month.
“One lady found her dog alive and well after getting this call.” The first woman told the Examiner. “Some people might believe it and stop looking for their dog so I would like people to be aware.” she said.
Today’s tip: be wary. Don’t let unverified information stop you from looking for your lost pet.
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FOUND: blue pit bull, Canton /Stark County
FOUND: June 4, Canton / Stark County. On stray hold at Stark County Pound. Contact 330-451-2343
Anyone recognize this handsome boy? Brand new Superman collar on, no tags He’s located at Stark Co Pound. Here’s his petfinder link:
FOUND: puppy, Sandusky County
FOUND: June 6, Sandusky County behind Walmart. Female puppy. If you have any information please contact the Humane Society of Sandusky County : (419) 334-4517
Does anyone recognize this sweet little girl? She was found behind Walmart. We’re hoping she is just lost and not dumped. If you have any info, please let us know!
FOUND: black lab mix / Portage County
FOUND: June 4th, Portage County, Black lab mix, female was wearing a collar. If this is your dog please contact the Portage County Dog Warden’s Office and Shelter: (330) 297-6924
1 yr old female lab mix
FOUND: Cocker Spaniel, Brimfield
FOUND: June 4, Brimfield. Male/neutered Cocker Spaniel about 8yrs. of age. Picked up as a stray June 4th. If this is your dog contact the Portage County Dog Warden’s Office and Shelter: (330) 297-6924
Stray from Brimfield, Ohio
8 yr old
neutered male cocker spaniel
LOST: “Mordecai”, Lakewood / Cuyahoga Cty.
*UPDATE* Mordecai was found and is home safe.
LOST: June 3, Lakewood / Cuyahoga Cty. “Mordecai” has been sighted on Gladys off of Detroit. Contact: https://www.facebook.com/becca.britton.5
FOUND: mixed breed, Pickerington / Fairfield Cty
FOUND: Pickerington area, June 3rd. This dog is currently in the Fairfield County Dog Shelter. Contact 740-652-7180
I was found in the Pickerington area..Do you know me??? I am at the Fairfield County Dog Shelter..740-652-7180
FOUND: pit bull mix, Massilon
FOUND: June 3, Massilon. Pitbull/Boxer mixed female. She’s very friendly. Found in the Massillon area near Whittier school. She’ll be taken to the Stark County Dog Warden.Contact: 330.451.2343
FOUND: beagle mix, Henry County
FOUND: June 3: Henry County area of rd. 10 and rd. F. Hamler. Female Beagle, red/white not wearing a collar. She has swelling under her jawline that has traveled to her right eye. She is in need of medical help. She is currently in the Henry County Dog Shelter. (419) 748-7298
LOST: “Linc”, Akron / Summit County
LOST: Akron, Highland Square area. Male mix breed “Linc” not wearing collar or tags. If seen or found call Mathew Silcox at 330-281-1123 or Tails R Waggin 330-634-9515.
MISSING, June 3, Akron, OH, From Highland Square area of Akron.
Linc is not wearing a collar or tags. He is not chipped.
LOST “Chico”, Southington / Trumbull Cty.
LOST: June 2, Trumbull County. “Chico” is a Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix. He weighs about 6 lbs. is white with some brown patches on his back. He has a curly tail. Contact: 330 883 0110 REWARD
Missing from SOUTHINGTON, OH – PHALANX MILLS RD AREA – Please help…our small dog is lost. He disappeared this morning (6/2/13) Sunday. He has never run off like this before.
FOUND: Yellow Lab, Portage County
FOUND: Portage County on May 30th. Yellow Lab Mix, 2-3 yrs old. If you have any information or are the owner of this dog please call the Portage County Dog Warden’s Office and Shelter: (330) 297-6924
FOUND: beagle mix, Portage County
FOUND: Portage County, May 25th. Female Beagle around 2 yrs. of age. If you have any information or are the owner of this dog please contact the Portage County Dog Warden’s Office and Shelter. This dog will go up for adoption soon. (330) 297-6924
FOUND: schipperke mix,
FOUND: Portage County, May 29th. Male Schipperke mix about 1.5 yrs. old. If you are the owner of this dog or have any information please contact the Portage County Dog Warden’s Office and Shelter at: (330) 297-6924
LOST: “Boomer” Cleveland / Cuyahoga Cty
LOST: May 13, “Boomer”, Possible sightings along W. 140th at Arlis in Cleveland and near Lakewood High School.
Please help me find my baby. He went missing near Warren and Triskett. 35 pounds black and white. Blue eyes has blue collar with tags. Has greyhound build. He’s scared and probably wont come up to anyone. Please text or call Kelly 440-532-1845. REWARD
FOUND: Husky, Amherst / Lorain
Found: Lorain County, Amherst area on the border of Lorain by the Super Kmart. Male Husky, very sweet, No collar, found May 30th. Please contact 440-541-4818 if you are the owner of this dog.
FOUND: black/white mix, Painesville
FOUND: Lake County, Sunset Cove in Painesville, May 31st. Male Lab mix. Please contact the Lake County Dog Shelter if you are the owner of this dog at 440-350-2640
FOUND: pug mix, Madison / Lake Cty.
FOUND: Lake County, Green rd. in Madison. Mixed breed with underbite. If you are the owner of this dog please contact the Lake County Dog Shelter 440-350-2640.
FOUND: lab mix, Madison / Lake Cty.
FOUND: Lake County, Parkway Estates in Madison. Male Lab mix. If you are the owner of this dog please contact the Lake County Dog Shelter 440-350-2640.
I am awful big to not have somebody missing me. I am a male Lab/shep mix from parkway Estates in Madison. Please call The Lake County Dog Shelter. 440-350-2640 FOUND:
LOST: “Jack”, Bellevue / Sandusky Cty.
LOST: Bellevue area in Sandusky County. Older Jack Russell (13yrs.). Ran away while owner was being transported by EMS to the hospital and is skittish. Please contact 419-334-4517 with any information.