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New Tool Helps

Reunite Pets with Owners

The Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), is collaborating with to help return lost pets to their owners faster. PAWS has created an interactive online map that identifies where pets have gone missing and where others were found in the Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap areas.

Because pinpoints the location of the pet’s disappearance and provides a photo and description of the dog or cat, neighborhoods can now be on the lookout for animals with matching profiles.

“In an average month, PAWS receives close to 70 calls for lost and found pets,” said Judy Hartstone, PAWS executive director. “Unfortunately, many animals do not have a microchip or tags and we can’t get them right back to their families, but we are hoping our new MapMate tool will alleviate this problem.”

Visit, and click on the Lost and Found section to search the map and help bring loved ones home. If you come across a stray pet, call PAWS at (206) 842-2451 with a description of the animal and location.

Edem graduates basic training

Air Force Airman Alicia D. Edem has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.

In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate’s degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Edem is the daughter of Mark and stepdaughter of Michele Edem of Poulsbo.

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