I was reading this article about Hope, a missing three-legged cat who finally found her way home, when I was surprised by the fact that her owner had hired a pet detective. What could a pet detective do that you couldn’t do yourself (i.e. putting up flyers)? Can you hire a pet detective to do things besides find your missing pet, like perhaps find out if he or she is having an affair?
Her web site doesn’t answer all my questions, but Melody Pugh has helped more than 900 owners and their pets reunite. And it’s not just about putting up signs. One article on her site talks about how she used photos of a suspected dognapper in a compromising position to ensure the return of a beloved terrier.
I wonder if Ms. Pugh gets really, really angry when she watches Ace Ventura make a mockery of her profession.