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Friday, September 17, 2010

"Chica", Chihuahua mix, Black/Tan, San Rafael

Chica is a one year old, unspayed black and tan Chihuahua mix. She is not microchipped and not wearing her collar. She escaped the back yard by accident at approximately 10 AM. She had been missing for two days when I was called.

Just as I arrived to their home, they received a call from a neighbor that he had seen Chica at a nearby park that evening, Tuesday, at approximately 6 PM, but he did not know that Chica belonged to them. He had seen one of their posted flyers and then called to tell them where he saw her. He said that she was hanging out at the park, and he thought she belonged to somebody else there at the park. When he left, she was still there.

We started the search from there and then went back up onto the levee and around it and out past an abandoned school and out to San Pedro and then it made a left and went all the way out to China Camp State Park. She pingponged all over the park. After three hours we eventually met  up with a ranger who told us that dogs were not allowed and that we had to leave.

We discovered that there were only two ways out of that park. One was to go up and over the hill, which leads into another part of San Rafael, or back out San Pedro Road. Since we had seen that she did not try to make it over the hill, I decided to try an intersection back on San Pedro to see if we could pick up a scent of her leading back out. We did and it went down San Pedro, and to a bar, through that property and onto a road, which led back to their neighborhood and past the abandoned school. Here it went back toward San Pedro and then made a right, instead of their previous left and continued down San Pedro, where I was told to stop the search. They said they would keep looking for her.

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Total Distance: 22.15 km (13.8 mi)
Total Time: 4:22:34
Moving Time: 3:02:25
Average Pace: 11.85 min/km (19.1 min/mi)
Average Moving Pace: 8.23 min/km (13.3 min/mi)
Min Pace: 4.76 min/km (7.7 min/mi)
Min Elevation: -55 m (-180 ft)
Max Elevation: 18 m (60 ft)
Elevation Gain: 877 m (2878 ft)
Max Grade: 0 %
Min Grade: 0 %
Recorded: Thu Sep 16 14:45:58 PDT 2010