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It's Lost Dog Awareness Day: Why you should care

Posted at 3:46 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 17:46:06-04

DENVER — From National Sourdough Bread Day (April 1) to National Blueberry Popsicle Day (September 2), it would seem everything has its day. But occasionally these days serve a bigger purpose by bringing attention to an issue. 

April 23 is Lost Dog Awareness Day. 

“We live in a world where people sometimes assume the dogs they find are unwanted. Lost Dog Awareness Day has the stats to prove them wrong,” the group “Lost Dogs of America” posted online. 

This is the fourth annual observance of the day, meant to remind people that not all stray dogs don’t have a home, and there are likely owners out there looking for them. 

Lost Dogs of America gave reasons why people should know about today and why they should help if they can. 

Your participation will benefit your community because:

  • Getting lost dogs home reduces stress on the owner and the dog, and
  • Reduces work for staff at shelters/animal control facilities and rescues, which
  • Saves taxpayers’ money for animal care, and
  • Opens up cage and kennel space for truly homeless dogs.

The Denver Animal Shelter has over 70 lost dogs currently in their care. They deal with hundreds over the course of a year. 

To view Denver’s lost dogs (or cats) online, click here.

To view the lost and found at the Foothills Animal Shelter, click here.

For the lost and found at the Aurora Animal Shelter, click here.

Denver7 will be profiling several area lost dogs throughout the evening on our Facebook page. If you recognize your pet or can help, feel free to reach out via Facebook by commenting on those posts.