Pets are one of my passions - particularly animal rescue. As a former employee of a shelter and volunteer with multiple animal rescue organizations, I recognized the need for a service that would connect lost pets with their families. I created Indy Lost Pet Alert as a central reporting point for pet owners, finders, rescues and shelters. Prior to ILPA, people would have to contact/visit all shelters individually. Utilizing social media has allowed ILPA to reunite more than 20,000 Indianapolis-area pets.
ILPA now has more than 38,000 Facebook fans and reunites dozens of pets daily. It's been featured on Nightly News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, multiple local news programs, and is a positive resource for shelters and rescues to communicate with the public.