Search Facebook to find a lost pet
Here is an idea I did not think up. Using a hashtag to search Facebook for a lost pet. Yes. A hashtag tags any post makes it searchable by others.
- Begin with the number sign # then add a top key word or words (run together like a web address or link) such as #lostdog and where you lost your pet such as this hashtag #SonomaCountyLostPets.
- You can then update or comment using up to three hashtage per entry.
- Include a photograph of your pet.
- Add a description and any medical needs
A new writer friend, Brigid Wasson, shared this information on Facebook. If you live in Sonoma County, this could get your pet back quickly. Also if you live in a different California County, contact your county animal control and see if they have a Facebook Page and a way to connect with you on social media.
Of course if you have lost or found a specific breed of dog, cat or rabbit in a location you can label, add those as hashtags too.
“Lost a pet? Found a pet? Inserting the hashtag #SonomaCountyLostPets into your lost/found Facebook posts will connect them with all other posts so tagged. Click in the link in this post to check it out. Remember if you want more than your friends to see these posts you’ll need to mark them “Public.”” Brigid Wasson, Director of Animal Services at County of Sonoma.
Found a lost pet? Hashtags can help you too.
Thanks for caring and for helping lost pets find their way home.