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Facebook brings out the kindness in strangers

November 29, 2012 - Nikki Younk
For a website that started out as a way for college students to find a date or post drunken photos of themselves, Facebook has really grown to be a central part of our lives.

Sure, there are many negatives to Facebook — it’s a time-killer, it allows for cyberbullying, and it’s a stalker’s dream come true.

However, as I’ve discovered, it does have its good points...

One of my family’s dogs recently went missing. He managed to wiggle his way out of his collar and run away from home. Now, we know from past experience that he can run quite far. He could have been anywhere between Vulcan and Quinnesec.

While some other family members and I were out on the ground searching, friends and strangers alike were helping by sharing my statuses and posting sightings on Facebook.

We finally found our dog about a day and a half later. I really doubt we could have done it without the help of dozens of kind Facebook users who kept us updated.

In particular, I’d like to give a huge shout out to Lost & Found Paws of the U.P. I have no idea who they are or where they are, but they are awesome at getting the word out on lost pets. Check them out on Facebook if you’re missing a pet or have found one.

Currently, they’re working hard to help find a six-month-old Chocolate Lab named Champ who went missing from the Felch area last week. Please, please call 906-282-0950 or 906-282-2950 if you see him. Let’s keep the good luck going.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, we did purchase a new collar for our dog. I don’t think he’ll be breaking loose again anytime soon.



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