September 16, 2013
Kijiji Canada
Attn: Operations Dept/Development Team

Dear Sir/Madame;

   Re: New Sub-Category under PETS: LOST and FOUND”

On behalf of all Pet Owners, Rescuers, Fosters, Animal Control Services, and caring individuals who take-in lost pets, Alberta Lost Pet Locator (ALPL) is requesting that Kijiji create a 'Lost and Found Pets' sub-section within your Pets category. With over 200,000 pets missing annually in Alberta alone, our growing reliance on sites such as Kijiji can be better utilized with a defined area for Pets.

As a pet locator business owner, we list 'Lost and Found' pets using (Pet) Data-Based programs like Petlynx, Pet Harbour, Shelter Buddies, etc that are routinely utilized by Animal Control Services, and then cross-match Listings from Buy and Sell sites - with Kijiji being the largest contributor of free-listings in Alberta to-date.

We monitor Kijiji daily, but not always sure which area(s) those listings are supposed to be. We have used the COMMUNITY Category in 'Lost and Found', as well as the PETS Category in 'Dogs, Puppies For Sale', 'Cats, Kittens For Sale', 'Other Pets For Sale', 'To Give or Donate', and 'Others'. It is as equally confusing for a pet owner/finder, when listing a Pet.

With the growing costs associated with non-claimed Pets in our municipalities' Animal Control Services, Rescues and the like; this user-friendly approach of adding this sub-category would allow easy referencing for them, ALPL, and the general public resulting in fewer pets being unclaimed. Kijiji Canada could be instrumentally more effective in this process of reuniting Lost Pets with their Owners, if Lister’s had less ambiguous sub-sections to choose from.

So please kijiji lets make it easier for lost pets owners to be reunited with their beloved pets. We are therefore requesting one 'LOST and FOUND' sub-category under the heading PETS on behalf of all individuals and Services that rely on your site.

In closing, the philosophy of your Site is in its 'name' and its meaning: “the name 'kijiji' means “village” in Swahili. The name was chosen because it captures the essence of what we are creating – a site where people can connect with others in their community.”  With that in mind sometimes it takes people within a 'village' to encourage evolutionary Changes that make sense, in our opinion this one certainly does.

Yours Thoughtfully,

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    • Jessica Munro CALAHOO, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      Lets do the best we can do to bring home peoples lost loved pets cause they are like family!

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    • Mary C TORONTO, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      All beings love and cherish life, just like us. Please watch shows "Animal World" on www.suprememastertv.com to understand the noble and loving nature of animals.

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    • Catherine Metcalf SPRUCE GROVE, CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      As the owner of a lost dog - Apollo - missing for 18 months - I would love to see this new category. Many people search daily for all of the missing and loved pets - this specific category would definitely help.

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    • kim taylor SUNDRE, CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      kijiji is an excellent site to find anything-the trouble is too much info is scattered thru sub-catagories...as a lost pet owner i find your site too vast and too loose on heading...please consider one place for lost pets-one place for found pets and a third for pets for sale/giveaway..

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    • Linda Possakka INNISFAIL, CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      Love animals... They deserve to be loved.

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