MDM DonationWhen a canine family member goes missing, panic often sets in, and without direction, a search can seem overwhelming. Missing Dogs Massachusetts (MDM) provides an owner with no-cost methods to share their dog's image and information, proven steps to follow, and when necessary and possible, the means and equipment to help bring their lost dog home. Last year, they successfully helped to reunite 700 dogs with their families.

This all-volunteer, non-profit organization works cooperatively with owners, animal control officers, law enforcement, humane societies and shelters to affect an increase in the reunion rate of lost and found dogs in the state of Massachusetts. MDM also provides equipment, loss prevention and recovery education as well as physical assistance, free of charge. Beth Corr, President, expressed her gratitude for the donation: “Thank you for helping us to prevent additional dogs from entering an already over-burdened shelter system. The funds will be utilized in our efforts to reunite lost and found dogs with their families. It was a pleasure interacting with the staff and meeting clients at each of your locations and we welcome and appreciate your support!”

Education and outreach can help to lessen the number of lost dogs as well as hasten their return home. MDM seeks to provide information and tools that will lessen the flow of “found” dogs that make their way into an already crowded shelter system. Loss Prevention education plays a vital role in keeping dogs safe and preventing the heartache, stress and expense of undertaking a lost dog search. MDM relies solely on the generosity of donors to fund its activities and programs.

Each quarter, a local non-profit organization is chosen to receive customer donations for pet nail grooming at all seven store locations. The check was presented by Especially for Pets’ Newton staff Dana Braun, Marissa Walion, Eric Peterson and Assistant Manager, Lauren DiBona to President Beth Corr.