Picks and Pans Review: The Pet Switchboard

updated 05/18/1981 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/18/1981 AT 01:00 AM EDT

800-824-7888 (except California): Established in 1976, this registration service has helped more than 1,000 owners track down wandering animals. Among other rescues: A retired 15-year-old champion Tennessee walking horse, Royal Perfection, was located at 4 a.m. after being spooked by a mountain lion. For a one-time fee of $19.50, an owner may list his pet with its medical and identifying information and receive a blue ID tag imprinted with the Switchboard's number. A must for pets with wanderlust.

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