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Pet detective turns lifelong love of animals into her job

Miami Herald (TNS)

MIAMI — Jamie Katz and her dad were constantly evicted from apartments. The dog barks from inside their homes were ear-splitting. The stench from litter boxes on balconies, overwhelming.

“He couldn’t say no to me,” said Katz. “And I couldn’t say no to the animals.”

That was about two decades ago and Katz, 36, still can’t say no to the animals — especially missing ones. In the past few weeks alone, Katz, who operates out of a cage-cluttered Fort Lauderdale, Fla., apartment, has helped track down a French bulldog that escaped a yard and a Chihuahua stolen from an animal clinic in South Miami-Dade.

Another French bulldog named Brunno went missing for 180 days — that’s 3 1/2 dog years — before

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Florida pet detective tracks down missing animals

Animal lover Jamie Katz, 36, has taken her passion for four-footed friends into the professional realm.

Call her Private Investigator Katz. She’s a bona fide pet detective.

Recently, Katz has helped track down a French bulldog that escaped a yard and a chihuahua stolen from an animal clinic.

Another French bulldog went missing for 180 days — that’s 3 1/2 dog years — before Katz reunited him with owners earlier this year, a body-wagging reunion in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that was caught on video.

“Jamie is sharp. Jamie is amazing,” said Emmanuel Laboy, who got his French bulldog Bella back after two agonizing weeks.

Katz is a registered private eye with a degree in criminology. She has trained her own dogs to catch the scent of missing pets. But arguably the key to her success is her skill at using new and old media to spotlight her mission.

Katz’s ability to reunite cats, dogs, parrots and

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Meet the real-life pet detective who finds 24000 lost animals a year

By contrast, cats are trusted to do whatever they please. Owners let them pad around at night, or leave them unattended while they are on holiday (‘always make sure your catflap swings both ways,’ Watkins advises). Added to that is the fact cats can jump or climb anything, and squeeze through the most improbable of gaps.

In short, they may not roam far, but cats can also disappear without a trace. Maow Maow included.  Back on the housing estate, Harrison searches three more gardens, several more sheds and a community polytunnel, all to no avail. Suddenly, a brown, striped cat crosses our path. I am inordinately excited. It looks exactly like Maow Maow.

Harrison looks up for no more than a split second. ‘Nope, not Maow Maow. The legs are too short, and the hair is too long. Close, though,’ she says, turning a bucket over. Then her walkie-talkie buzzes.

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Florida pet detective helps return lost animals to owners

Jamie Katz is a real life Ace Ventura, bringing lost pets back to their worried owners.

She opened her agency in September of 2015 and since then, she’s found 130 lost pets.

Patti Sheinbaum is a perfect example. The Jupiter resident says 11-year-old Daisy ran from a petsitter in November and was gone for 15 days, until Katz helped find Daisy under a nearby home.

Katz found daisy using something she calls an awareness campaign, flooding the neighborhood and social media with signs and pictures of the missing dog.

” I put a strategy together in my head and I make it impossible for anybody to come in or out of a certain mile radius of where that animal went missing and not have to see a sign,” Katz said.

Katz also uses tracking dogs to help her find missing furry friends.

Read more at: http://www.wdsu.com/article/florida-pet-detective-helps-return-lost-animals-to-owners/8696004

Florida pet detective helps return lost animals to owners

Jamie Katz is a real life Ace Ventura, bringing lost pets back to their worried owners.

She opened her agency in September of 2015 and since then, she’s found 130 lost pets.

Patti Sheinbaum is a perfect example. The Jupiter resident says 11-year-old Daisy ran from a petsitter in November and was gone for 15 days, until Katz helped find Daisy under a nearby home.

Katz found daisy using something she calls an awareness campaign, flooding the neighborhood and social media with signs and pictures of the missing dog.

” I put a strategy together in my head and I make it impossible for anybody to come in or out of a certain mile radius of where that animal went missing and not have to see a sign,” Katz said.

Katz also uses tracking dogs to help her find missing furry friends.

Read more at: http://www.wtae.com/article/florida-pet-detective-helps-return-lost-animals-to-owners/8696004

Arkansas-based pet detective bringing home animals nationwide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — How far would you go to find a missing loved one, even if that loved one were a pet?

Some people would go to the ends of the Earth to find their four-legged friends, and one woman in Little Rock does just that.

“Everybody is always surprised to see that this is actually a real thing,” said Lisa Willems, founder of The Feline Finders.

It may seem like something out of a movie, but Lisa Willems has made a career out of searching for missing pets.

“The response has been good. It’s been really good,” said Willems.

It started 11 years ago when Willems’ cat, Vegas, ran off. She hired a pet detective and team of search dogs from Oklahoma. While her experience didn’t have a happy ending, it did get her to thinking.

“If I can help any other person find their lost pet and not

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