Helps Reunite 1,000th Pet

Free Community Service Website Reaches Milestone

Online PR News – 01-July-2015 – Winter Park, Florida – announced today that “Stella” a Dachshund mix became the 1,000th pet posted at to find its way home safely since the free website launched in 2009. co-founder Judy Charuhas said the community focus of the website attributes greatly to its success. “If you lose a pet in Winter Park, it is likely the pet will be found or seen by someone in Winter Park. We have had cases where owners of a lost pet and the citizen who found it have both posted on our website within hours of each other, resulting in a quick homecoming for the pet. That is what happened with Stella,” said Ms Charuhas.

In addition to the free postings on the website, includes a free e-mail alert service. Residents of Winter Park and neighboring communities can sign up at the website to receive e-mail alerts that are sent when a pet is missing and when a wandering pet is found. E-mail alerts are also sent to shelters, groomers, and pet related businesses, as well as veterinarians within a five-mile radius of the city.

*** Pet Owner Alert: Keep Your Pet Safe During the July 4th Holiday Weekend ***

Ms Charuhas reminds pet owners to keep their pets safe and, whenever possible, indoors this holiday weekend. “The July 4th weekend is one of the busiest of the year for lost pets. The sound of firecrackers and fireworks can frighten pets and send them running. Every year we hear stories of lost pets that never before made an attempt to leave their yard. Also, visitors and houseguests can leave doors and gates open,” said Ms Charuhas.

In concluding the announcement Ms Charuhas thanked the community for the website’s 1,000 successes. “ is indebted to its neighborhood pet patrollers and to the community at large including local businesses, civic leaders and city service personnel who recommend our website. Together we give lost pets a voice. Together we help them return home.”

# # # is a free public service for posting pets that are lost and found in Winter Park, Florida.

Founded in 2009 and voted “Best Lost/Found Pet Website” by, includes a photo listing, plus checklists for what pet owners can do if their pet is missing and what citizens can do if they find a wandering pet. There is also an option for producing a printable flyer of a lost/found pet.

Contact Information
Judy Charuhas
Winter Park Lost Pets (dot) com
PO Box 173
Winter Park Florida, 32790