As inevitable as it seems, pets can go missing every day.
While some eventually come back, most pets are forever lost, leaving their owners in deep depression and grief. Well, honestly, for someone who treats their dogs and cats as family, losing them can be devastating.
This particular pizzeria owner from New Jersey is hoping to increase the chances of owners finding their lost pets. John Sanfratello was on Facebook recently when he came upon an FB friend’s missing cat ad. Coincidentally, the cat was pretty much similar to his own which went missing the previous week as well.
Knowing full well how it felt to lose a pet, John pondered on ways he could help the woman find her lost cat. When he saw the empty pizza boxes stacked right in front of him, he already knew the answer. He was going to put missing pet flyers on these boxes and use them to deliver the message, literally.
So he immediately went to Facebook to announce his pizzeria’s new feature.
The best part was that the missing pet ad would be totally free of charge. His announcement alone gained praises from across the world.
And the next day, he was flooded with positive responses, all thanking him for the simple act of kindness. Soon enough, their first flyer came in. It was for a missing seeing-eye German Shepherd, which has not come home for three weeks now.
Its owner has tried all sorts of advertisements to help them find the pooch but to no avail. Hopefully, John’s pizza boxes will help them reach more people and connections. The missing pet ad idea then spread to the other businesses in the area, including a Manhattan bakery.
The idea even reached John’s sisters’ restaurant in Florida. We are looking forward to seeing much more businesses going into the free missing pet ad feature.
Watch his heartwarming story here.
PIZZA WITH A PURPOSE: This pizza shop owner was inspired to help pet owners reunite with their lost animals, so he's putting missing pet flyers on all of his pizza boxes 🍕🐶
Posted by The Uplift on Monday, July 22, 2019
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