Shell’ey Van Cleave answers about 80 calls a day regarding missing pets and in the 3-and-a-half years Pet Posse has been around she and partner Shari Hamilton have documented 1,598 pets as being reunited with their owners.
It all started when Van Cleave got a new dog, it got spooked and ran off and she found there were not many options to help people when a pet goes missing. The pair uses social media to help track a missing pet. “People sharing our posts is how we finally find many missing animals,” Hamilton said. In addition to dogs they have also searched for cats, cows, parakeets, and turtles.
The duo and their pet searching abilities are funded by donations, and have a small store where a few items are sold. They will also take in emergency shelter animals if the owner has to go to the hospital.
If you have questions or a missing or found pet and would like Pet Posse’s help call 360-775-5154, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. after hours leave a message. Pet Posse is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization and all donations are tax deductable.