LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Concerned about lost-pet tactics
After reading the article by the Humane Society on how to find a lost pet, I am a little concerned.
I have taught my children about child predators since they were young, and their many tactics, among them being, “I have lost my puppy; can you help me find it?”
I am curious as to why a puppy’s safety seems a little more important than common sense. I may understand, had the article clarified that it should be an adult going and knocking on doors and handing out flyers.
And I would still say go in pairs. If a stranger asked my child to help them look for their lost pet it would send up red flags for sure, and maybe even a call to the police department.
For heaven’s sake, if it’s legal, post flyers all over the place or talk with the parents and ask them to contact you if your pet is found by them or their child. And just so you know, I love my pets and lost one that was returned to me by an adult who saw my flyer.
South Lake Tahoe