Search and identification methods that owners use to find a lost dog.

  title={Search and identification methods that owners use to find a lost dog.},
  author={Linda K. Lord and Thomas E. Wittum and Amy K Ferketich and Julie Funk and P{\"a}ivi J. Rajala-Schultz},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={230 2},
OBJECTIVE To characterize the process by which owners search for lost dogs and identify factors associated with time to recovery. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SAMPLE POPULATION Owners of 187 dogs lost in Montgomery County, Ohio, between June 1 and September 30, 2005. PROCEDURES A telephone survey was conducted. RESULTS 132 of the 187 (71%) dogs were recovered; median time to recovery was 2 days (range, 0.5 to 21 days). Dogs were recovered primarily through a call or visit to an animal… Expand
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