Once before, MAS seemed to answer calls from advocates to post pets on PetHarbor. I was so excited, I immediately put up a post thanking them. But it didn’t last. They never posted any more pets and eventually deleted the ones they had up.
Today, it appears as if they have again posted hundreds of pets to PetHarbor. Will it stick this time? I really hope so. Especially considering reader Ona reports the “Friends” of MAS group has only posted 11 dogs and 5 cats on its FB page in the last 5 days. (Click here to see a spreadsheet of Ona’s tallies on the number of pets posted by the “Friends” since March 1st. Thanks Ona!) Pets can not be adopted, reclaimed, rescued or fostered if no one knows they are in need.
There is no link to the animals listed on PetHarbor from the MAS webpage. The only way to view these pets is to go to the PetHarbor website and begin digging. Most people are not going to know to do this so a link from the MAS webpage will be essential. Hopefully it will be added very soon.
If MAS keeps their PetHarbor postings current, which they have the ability to do via the Chameleon software, it will help save lives. There is more work that needs to be done – many of the 227 lost dogs are lacking photos, there are only 5 adoptable dogs, 13 lost cats and 1 adoptable cat listed – but it’s a start. And it carries the potential to do a lot of good for the pets at MAS if they see it through.
Here are some of the dogs available under the “lost” category at MAS (click to enlarge):
Click to see the above dog on PetHarbor.