Hartford Doggie Amber Alerts

I have started posting photos of lost or stray dogs that are picked up in Hartford in an effort to help reunite these lost pets with their owners. It is very important that your dog has a collar with Hartford Dog license which would make finding the owner a snap. A microchip implanted will help if the dog happens to be found without a collar.

I think it is a very good idea to have a good quality digital photo of your dog saved on a computer or smartphone so you that social media can be used to help look for the dog.

If your pet ever becomes lost, and you email me the photo and description I will help you get the word out. My home email is [email protected] Regards, Dana

Post Star newspaper 4/2/14

Hartford keeping an eye on its dogs.

Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff has entered the lost dog business.

Haff, who posts to his blog and Facebook probably more than any other supervisor, has been issuing what he calls “Doggie Amber Alerts” whenever he is notified of a found dog.

Hartford’s Dog Control Officer, Nancy Quell (692-2840) picks up the lost dogs and then emails him a photo with description. “I take this photo with description and send out an eblast to my “Hartford Group” email list of 110 Hartford citizen email addresses. I also put it on my personal Facebook page and the Town Clerk puts it on the Town of Hartford FaceBook page.”

The two recent dogs were a Puggle (cross between a Pug/Beagle) and just yesterday a Cocker Spaniel, and one of them was quickly returned to its owner.

— Bill Toscano