LARG (Lost Animal Resource Group) is a volunteer-based East Coast organization that assists in finding and humanely capturing lost family pets, stray dogs, cats and other animals. Typically, these animals can't be easily caught, picked up or captured through ordinary means. Getting these animals to safety often requires patience, strategy, skill and equipment, as well as time and resources.
Our volunteers do this work because we have a passion for saving at-risk animals and helping families. We work on these cases before, during and after our normal work and lives. Most of our volunteers operate in Maryland, however we also serve surrounding areas based on volunteer availability. We also train and network with other humane trappers in other areas. Because of our organization’s specialized experience, we work with families on cases across the United States.
Our organization is very specialized - We focus on field rescue of animals who are not already safely contained; our primary focus is getting them to safety. LARG is currently supported by our volunteers who put their own time and money into this service.
The animals we help to rescue often have no one else who is able or willing to search for them, or take the time to rescue them from their life of danger, suffering and loneliness. These animals might be dumped, lost or stray, but they still deserve to be helped.
Lisa is a lost cat recovery specialist and MAR graduate.
Susan Long uses her investigative knowledge and police background to help find lost pets. She is tenacious when it comes to finding lost furry family members, and has an extreme attention to detail. She works a team of two dogs that include a husky named Sailor and a dachshund mix named Tracker, who is the perfect size for tight spots. Susan primarily covers areas in Florida and the Southern Region of the United States, but is available to travel further to help find lost pets. Susan worked in law enforcement for over 20 years and worked her first lost pet case in 2008 with Pet Search and Rescue before taking time off to focus on family. She was a licensed Private Investigator in the State of California for 17 years and is currently licensed in Florida. She is back on the case to help people find their lost pets and completed the Missing Animal Response Technician Training. Services available (with travel) in many states in the US.
Lost Pet Specialist, Bonnie Hale, provides lost pet services in Texas and most adjacent states. Services include initial consultation (free), onsite searches with trained search dogs, and in-depth phone consultations.