LARG (Lost Animal Resource Group) is a volunteer-based East Coast organization that tracks, finds and humanely captures 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.
Lost Pet Research & Recovery offers phone consultations, on-site searches , rental of surveillance cameras & humane traps, lost pet poster design & placement, and assistance trapping skittish lost pets including specialized capture of hard-to-trap animals. Phone consultations are available anywhere in the US and may be available beyond the US via online conference call. Danielle Robertson is a certified Missing Animal Response Technician (2008) with a background in animal behavior and wildlife biology. To request help, please fill out a Lost Pet Form on the Lost Pet Research website.
SMART is a group available to phone consultations, on site assistance and search dogs for many types of missing pets in the New England area.
Wandering Tails Pet Recovery is available for phone and email consultations nationwide if you have lost your dog or cat. Within the Boston area, we conduct physical searches for your lost pet. We also provide posters, cameras and traps. For lost cats, we do have a cat detection dog that assists in the search.