Helps Reunite 200th Pet

200 Cats and Dogs Reunited Since Website Launch in October 2009

Online PR News – 11-July-2011 – –, a free community-based website for posting lost and found pets in Winter Park, Florida, announced that it has helped reunite 200 lost pets with their owners since the website launched in late 2009.

In making the announcement, co-founders Shelley Heistand and Judy Charuhas said the successful reuniting of 200 pets is a milestone achieved with the help of a caring local community that has welcomed their website service.

“We’d like to use this occasion to remind pets owners to microchip their cats and dogs,” said Ms Charuhas. “ has an 85% success rate reuniting pets. Our success rate could be improved if more pets had microchip identification.”

“When a pet enters an animal shelter, it is scanned for microchip identification. This does more than save time; it can save your pet’s life,” added Ms Heistand. “Our goal is that every lost pet in our community gets home quickly, and the microchip is one of the best ways to assure this.” Visitors at can click on the link to VCA Animal Hospital and receive a coupon for discounted microchipping at either of the two VCA Winter Park locations.

Pets should also have a collar with ID tag. It is important to check your pet’s identification tag to ensure the information is easily legible. Older tags may have worn printing and need to be replaced. When visitors at click on the link to and order a pet tag, 20% of the sale proceeds will be donated to local rescue groups. includes an online photo listing of lost and found pets, as well as checklists for what pet owners can do if their pet is missing and what citizens can do if they find a wandering pet. Included in the free web-based service is an email alert that goes out when pets are reported lost or when stray pets are found. Residents of Winter Park can sign up for the free e-mail alerts at is a free public service for posting lost and found pets in Winter Park, Florida, and immediately adjacent neighborhoods.