Meet Ohio's Real Life Craigslist Pet Detective

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Once your web browser elbows past the dudes hocking toasters or trying to find the girl with the lip ring from the coffee shop, Craigslist is the wide open plains of weirdness. Case in point: if you've been wandering around the Cleveland section of the web site’s lost and found listings, you might have spotted an ad for a real life pet detective.

But Jim Berns ain't no Ace Ventura, and he's fine with that. A Cincinnati businessman and employee at local architecture school, Berns moonlights looking for lost dogs and cats, the only such sleuth not only in Ohio, but the surrounding region. With undaunted, animated earnestness only a multi-national nuclear strike could dent, he offers his services to heartsick owners willing to open their wallets.

“We're not a silver bullet, we don't work magic,” Berns cautions. “But when you've tried everything else and you don't want to give up, we definitely make a difference.”

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