The Missing Pet Partnership is in the process of developing a program called "Shelter Pet Detective," according to a recent report from PNW Local News.
The Regional Animal Services of King County is aiding Missing Pet Partnership in its efforts.
"Pets are family, and when they go missing, it can be traumatic," Sarah Luthens, the manager of volunteer programs at King County animal services, told the news source. "With the Shelter Pet Detective program, we’re hoping to get more eyes and ears on the streets looking for strays. The volunteers will also help us locate owners whose lost pet is in the shelter."
There will be an orientation for those interested in becoming a pet detective volunteer on June 11, June 25 and July 2.
There are about 5 to 7 million new animals that arrive at animal rescue
shelters throughout the country each year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.