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This is Pets Located's Very First Reunite – back in 2011

30 November 2011

** News Release **

Why did the Chicken cross the A43?...

This was the question that 11 year old Tom Cowley was asking when his beloved pet chicken Ginger went missing from their home in Moulton, Northamptonshire last week.

Following two days of frantic searching, Pets Located noticed a tweet all the way from America about poor missing Ginger and prompted Tom's mum to register on the website. As part of the service, the Pets Located website creates posters which Tom put up in his local area.

One of these posters was spotted by local Children's Nursery worker, Emma Maloret, who knew that Ginger was safe and sound in the Nursery. Emma registered the chicken on Pets Located and a match was successfully made.

Now only a few days on from when Ginger went missing, she has been successfully reunited with her owner Tom, who's over the moon to have Ginger back where she belongs.

Tom spoke of his delight: "Ginger has been my pet chicken for two years. When I lost her last week I couldn't believe it. How she crossed such a busy a road and survived I'll never know."

"When we went to pick Ginger up, as soon as she heard our voices, she came running to the fence. She was extremely muddy from the duck pond at the nursery and was covered from head to toe, but it was so great to see her!" is a national on-line resource designed to reunite missing pets with their owners. The unique service continually matches lost cats, dogs, parrots, chickens (or any other pet) with animals which have been registered on the site as 'found' and e-mails owners as soon as a potential match is made.

Catherine Inglis, who set up the Pets Located site is delighted with the successful match, saying: "This is a fantastic success for Pets Located and for Tom and his family. Thousands of pets go missing every year in the UK and the aim of Pets Located is to reduce this number and have many more success stories like Ginger and Tom's."

To log a pet as lost or found, please visit or to find out more about Pets Located, 'like' us on facebook: or follow us on Twitter: @PetsLocated.


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Notes to Editors:

  • How does Pets Located work?

As well as providing you with the ability to search the Pets Located website yourself, by using the latest matching technology, we continually check the details that you have entered about your pet (such as colour, size, age, location last seen etc) against new entries that are added to the database and e-mail you with any potential matches.

  • How much does a listing on Pets Located cost?

Lost Pet - To register your missing, lost or stolen pet costs only a nominal amount to cover our costs [see pricing page]. This is often recoverable if your pet is insured.
Found Pet - If you have found a pet there is no charge to you the finder. A few minutes of your time to input found animal details is all it takes to start the rewarding process of reuniting a pet with its owner.

  • Why we are different?

Pets Located is a unique service. Most animal centres, rescue services or lost and found websites perform manual searches to reunite pets and their owners. With the number of pets that are lost and found every week, these types of searches will never have the success they desire.   In addition, our site allows users to:

  • Upload pictures of lost and found pets
  • Hold online conversations that can save time and telephone calls
  • Search in a wider geographic area than manual searches would be able to do.