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PetHub welcomes media inquiries about National Lost Pet Prevention Month™!

Media Inquiries:

E-mail pawnews [at], to:

  • schedule an interview,

  • request additional information, including graphics, or

  • receive information on how to add your own content to the LPPM database

Check out PetHub's existing resources for lost pet prevention & recovery.

Please note: Articles, blog posts, etc. should properly cite the event name as PetHub's National Lost Pet Prevention Month™ in the first mention. You are welcome to share any PetHub content through your media outlets provided you link back to the orriginal article and list PetHub in the byline.  

PetHub's National Lost Pet Prevention Month™ History & F.A.Q.s:

  • PetHub began National Lost Pet Prevention Month™ in 2014 (July) to start a national conversation and educational campaign to provide pet parents with extensive lost pet prevention and recovery resources. 

  • A family pet is lost every two seconds. Over 10 million pets are lost each year. One out of three pets is lost during their lifetimes. One in ten family pets is found.  (National Council of Pet Population Study and Policy and National Humane Society)

  • According to the American Humane Association, about 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen every year in the US.

  • The Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association states that only 22% of dogs in shelters are reunited with their families, and less than 2% of cats

  • More daunting statistics from the ASPCA:

    • Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.
    • Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized (1.2 million dogs and 1.4 million cats).
    • Approximately 2.7 million shelter animals are adopted each year (1.4 million dogs and 1.3 million cats).
    • About 649,000 animals who enter shelters as strays are returned to their owners. Of those, 542,000 are dogs and only 100,000 are cats.
    • Of the dogs entering shelters, approximately 35% are adopted, 31% are euthanized and 26% of dogs who came in as strays are returned to their owner.
    • Of the cats entering shelters, approximately 37% are adopted, 41% are euthanized, and less than 5% of cats who came in as strays are returned to their owners.
    • About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.
Contact PetHub today to find out how your organization can help spread valuable education to pet parents to help turn these statistics around. E-mail pawnews [at]