Facebook has been blamed for many hours of procrastination and stalking, but what about finding a lost dog?
The Associated Press reports that Lucy, a golden retriever, went missing in Minnesota. A truck driver found the dog on the side of the road, and picked her up. Nobody knew who she belonged to, and so the truck driver took her along as a travel companion, ending up in Indiana.
Amber Yaw, the owner of Lucy, posted a lost ad on Facebook. At the same time, the man who found the dog posted an ad on Craigslist. A connection was made, and the owners traveled to Indiana and retrieved their lost dog.
As Patti Yaw, the owner's mother says, "Had we not had the internet, had Amber not done what she did, had the person who took her not put it on Craigslist... all of these different things had to work together."
While this story has a happy ending, thousands of other dogs are currently abandoned and living on the streets. There are many opportunities to adopt a pet, including through another dog-saving website, Petfinder.com.